Predictors of hysterectomy among women of reproductive age in Australia
In Australia, the prevalence of hysterectomy has declined over the years,
with less than 5% of women in the ALSWH 1973-78 cohort having the procedure by
40-45 years. Studies in Australia have identified socio-demographic factors
associated with hysterectomy, including education, area of residence, and
number of children. However, research on the predictors of early hysterectomy
among women in Australia remains limited. This becomes imperative as undergoing
hysterectomy at younger ages increases the risk of adverse health outcomes.
This study aims to explore the socio-demographic and health system predictors
of hysterectomy among women of reproductive age in Australia.