DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20202375

Prevalence and associated risk factors of abnormal Pap smear in pregnant women

Meenakshi Venkatesh, Ushadevi Gopalan

Abstract


Mohindroo N et al, conducted a prospective study  about the prevalence and risk factors associated with abnormal pap smear in pregnant women. This study is in need of the hour because carcinoma cervix is on increasing trend due to multiple sexual partners, HPV infection, and use of OCP in young women lead in increase in adenocarcinoma of cervix. Indian women face a 2.5% cumulative lifetime risk and 1.4% cumulative death risk from cervical cancer.


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