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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 261, Issue 4, pp 183–187 | Cite as

Sequelae of postpartum sterilization

  • B. L. Rosenfeld
  • O. Taskin
  • A. Kafkashli
  • M. L. Rosenfeld
  • C. J. Chuong
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Abstract.

This study was designed to investigate the menstrual, psychosexual, psychological and somatic sequelae in a group of women who may be more prone to express regret following postpartum sterilization. The follow-up was conducted by questionnaire at six months and five years following the procedure. Data were available from 242 patient; 76.8% were below the age of 30. Of all patients, 21.9% expressed regrets. About one third had various menstrual disturbances. Patients rated their sex life as generally more enjoyable in many aspects. The most common psychological symptoms were irritability, nervousness and depression; while the common somatic symptoms were pelvic/abdominal pain and backache and tiredness.

Keywords

Somatic Symptom Psychological Symptom Menstrual Disturbance Common Somatic Symptom Common Psychological Symptom 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. L. Rosenfeld
    • 1
  • O. Taskin
    • 1
  • A. Kafkashli
    • 1
  • M. L. Rosenfeld
    • 1
  • C. J. Chuong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USAUS

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