Objective: To determine the acceptability of transvaginal ultrasonography (TVU) and associated
factors among Nigerian women.
Method: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 3137 women who presented for
transabdominal ultrasound scan between August and November 2010 in two referral hospitals in
Nigeria. Data were obtained using a questionnaire. Descriptive and multivariate analysis was performed
applying logistic regression analysis; predictors of willingness of participants regarding transvaginal
ultrasound were identified using SPSS Statistics (SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL) version 17 software.
Results: The mean age of the women was 33.8 years (standard deviation = 7.9), with 88.8%
currently married. About 84% were willing to have TVU, while 54.2% were indifferent about
the gender of the sonologist. About 17.3% believed that the procedure is painful. Significant
predictors of willingness to have TVU were previous sexual experience and douching, prior
painful vaginal examination, and vaginal surgery.
Conclusion: The majority of Nigerian women expressed a willingness to have the TVU procedure without necessarily opting for any gender preference of the operator. Women should
be adequately counseled on the operations of the procedure so as to be able to psychologically
prepare for them
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Coalition, CDR. "Transvaginal ultrasonography: a survey of the acceptability and its predictors among a native African women population" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 10, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/transvaginal-ultrasonography-a-survey-of-the-acceptability-and-its-predictors-among-a-native-african-women-population