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India will collect data to tackle overuse of hysterectomy

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5368 (Published 30 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5368
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

The Indian government has said it will collect data on hysterectomies in India through the National Family Health Survey, amid concern about overuse of the procedure, particularly among younger women when it is not clinically indicated.1

The National Family Health Survey is a large scale, regular survey of a representative sample of households in India. The survey was first conducted in …

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