09 Oct UGSA Sacrospinous Hysteropexy Information Sheet
Hysteropexy is a surgical procedure performed to treat prolapse of the uterus, and often of the vaginal wall as well, in women who would rather avoid a hysterectomy. A hysteropexy avoids removing your uterus. Some women chose to this as it helps them feel more intact and to maintain their personal identity. Often women are anxious that a hysterectomy may change sensitivity during sexual intercourse; however, studies have not demonstrated a difference in sexual function. Early studies demonstrate hysteropexy and hysterectomy to be equally effective.
Although keeping your uterus allows you to have a pregnancy, you are advised to complete your family before having prolapse surgery as a pregnancy may damage the repair resulting in the prolapse returning. Therefore, if a pregnancy does occur, a caesarean section may be advised to reduce the risk of prolapse. Having a hysteropexy may also affect your ability to become pregnant, but not much is known about this effect.