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Hysterectomies are currently conducted in response to several types of gynecological morbidities, even in cases where it may not be clinically necessary. Evidence on the prevalence of hysterectomies in India can reveal how women’s primary healthcare needs are being addressed and identify opportunities to provide better health care. Understanding the prevalence of, indications for, and characteristics associated with undergoing a hysterectomy may help to identify critical issues in the public health response to gynecological morbidity in India. This study examined the national and state-level hysterectomy prevalence, with the aim of identifying individual, and household-level factors associated with undergoing the procedure.
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