Incidence of hysterectomy and tubal ligation in public hospitals in South Australia, 1980–82

Farhat Yusuf*

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Abstract

This paper presents information on the incidence of hysterectomy and tubal ligation in South Australia in the period 1980–82, and on the age, marital status and ethnicity of women undergoing these procedures in public hospitals during the period. A typical woman undergoing one of these procedures was married or previously married and in her mid-40s for hysterectomy or mid-30s for tubal ligation. South Australian women had a lifetime chance of one in six of undergoing hysterectomy and of one in five of undergoing tubal ligation. The findings are consonant with the suggestion that increasing numbers of women are choosing forms of sterilization as means of contraception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-459
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Biosocial Science
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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