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Number Of Hysterectomy Less In Hispanic, Black And Asian Women

Black, Hispanic and Asian women are found to be fifty percent less to undergo hysterectomy, according to a research. The findings remained significantly controlled for a variety of patient, financial, and hospital characteristics. A multivariate regression analysis controlled for demographic factors (age, race/ethnicity, insurance); patient factors (cancer diagnosis, fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse, menstrual disorders, age, severity of comorbidities, obesity); and hospital factors (urban/rural, teaching status, size, and region of country).

The use of hysterectomy among Hispanic women have been investigated by researchers due to the lack of data on this subject, which is the result of the absence of accurate information on the ethnicity in national surveys, and because other data imply to under-use medical services among Hispanic women.

The researchers based their analyses on respondents’ self-reported history of hysterectomy and identification with any of a variety of Hispanic subgroups. To determine women’s level of acculturation, they examined whether the interview was conducted in Spanish, English or a combination of the two. The researchers have made three classifications of the women involved in the study: born on foreign soil and living in the United States for fewer than 10 years, born on foreign soil and living in the United States for 10 years or more, and born in the United States.

The researchers point out that because Hispanic women had less education and lower incomes than white women–all factors with significant effects on hysterectomy rates–it is uncertain how much ethnicity alone accounts for the differences they found. It may possible that there is an independent link between the level of acculturation and hysterectomy. Although hysterectomy is used to cure gynecological conditions that are commonly not life-threatening, researchers observed that white women overly used the procedure while it is rarely used by Hispanic women.

Before undergoing a any type hysterectomy including robotic surgery, FDA tells patients to talk to their respective doctor in order to determine if da Vinci is the best surgical procedure for them. Some patients experienced problems in robotic gynecological surgeries that lead to filing of lawsuit against surgeons.

References:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447735/

oncologypractice.com/oncologyreport/single-view/race-ethnicity-influence-chances-of-minimally-invasive-hysterectomy/f9b2ad3f5bd62119b52881f173b70edc.html

guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3515503.html

 

 

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