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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-50

Pattern of gynaecological consultations at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital


Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Osogbo, Nigeria

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A S Adeyemi
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Osogbo, Nigeria

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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AIMS: A descriptive study to determine the pattern of gynaecological consultations at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, and to know the factors that determine the pattern as well as the outcome of such consultations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The case notes of all the patients that attended the gynaecology clinic between 1st January 2004 and 31st December 2005 were studied. RESULTS: Two hundred and fifty patients attended the gynaecology clinic during the study period, however, 208 (83.2%) case notes were available for analysis. Most of the patients that had gynaecological consultations during the study period were married (88.0%), and infertility (48.1%) was the commonest reason for the consultations. Many of the patients (60.1%) did not receive definitive treatment for their consultation. CONCLUSION: Infertility being the commonest reason for gynaecological consultations, and tubal factor the commonest cause of infertility, there is need to establish assisted reproductive technology in public health institutions to render services at a highly subsidized rate in helping this population of patients who could not afford this treatment which is presently being offered by private health institutions.


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