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How insurance subsidies influence hysterectomies in younger Indian women

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Women in India were more likely to undergo a hysterectomy when a state-provided health insurance program funded private hospital fee-for-service arrangements, and younger Indian women are more likely to have the procedure.

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi used National Family Health Survey data to show a positive association between hysterectomy rates and access to cashless state health insurance, notably in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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