Just two years after undergoing a preventative double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie Pitt openly revealed her surgical decision to remove her ovaries in her op-ed published by the New York Times.
Jolie reveled that she consulted with both Eastern and Western doctors while exploring alternative medicine as an option before opting for surgery.
However, once she decided to remove her ovaries, she wanted other women to know that what is best for her may not be best for other women, and that women should always explore other options.
Many doctors believe that once a young woman removes her ovaries, it could drastically increase their risk for chronic diseases and could cause complications later in life.
What can women learn from Jolie's story?
Board-certified surgeon, Dr. Christine Horner, shares the lessons women can learn from Angelina and why you don't necessarily need to have surgery.