Book Chapter

Gynecological Morbidity

M Garefalakis, M Hickey, N Johnson

International Encyclopedia of Public Health | Published : 2016

Abstract

Women's sexual and reproductive health is a central concern of population policy. Maternal and child health care is one of the basic components of health care, but attention must also be paid to gynecological conditions.The actual prevalence of gynecological morbidity in communities may be underestimated. The main sources of gynecological morbidity data are cross-sectional, population-based health surveys and health service statistics. Population-based interview surveys rely on recall of symptoms and there may be poor correspondence between self-reported symptoms and clinical diagnoses. Population-based surveys that involve examination and investigation require skilled clinical and laborator..

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