Did you know that 33% of women will get a hysterectomy before they're 60? Doctors say that as many as two thirds of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year are unnecessary, according to MSNBC. There are also several alternatives to the whole-enchilada hysterectomy that can help relieve excessive menstrual pain. but the hysterectomy is clearly the right choice for some — one of the women MSNBC interviewed had a period so bad she "had to put two towels on my bed at night with a garbage bag underneath," to catch all the blood. Talk about surfing the crimson wave. [MSNBC]