International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2019, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part C
Hysterectomy trend in rural India: An analytical study
Author(s): Saumya Singh
Abstract: Hysterectomy is second most frequently performed surgery on women, worldwide. Present study aims to find the recent scenario of hysterectomy in rural India by retrospectively analysing hysterectomy data collected from medical records of hospital over a period of one year (August 2017 to July 2018). Total 79 hysterectomies were done. Majority belonging to 45-50 year age group (41.7%). Prevalence of hysterectomy was higher in illiterate multiparous women, with 55.6% having parity >3. Genital prolapse being most common indication, 58.2% hysterectomies were done vaginally. In 25.3% patients, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was also performed with hysterectomy. Modern medical management and lesser invasive procedures for gynecological problems still have low acceptance in rural population as they prefer for definitive treatment.