Prevalence of genital warts in reproductive-aged Turkish women presenting at gynecology outpatient clinics for any reason

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2013;40(3):407-14.


The objective of this multicenter descriptive study was to calculate the frequency of genital warts among Turkish women aged 15-49 years, who visited outpatient gynecology clinics for a variety of reasons. The study was conducted in February 2011 to collect data for a minimum of 154 patients at each center, and the total sample size reached 2,967 women (95.1% completion rate). Oral informed consents were obtained. A questionnaire including data on socio-demographic characteristics and reasons for admission was administered, and a pelvic examination was performed. The overall point prevalence was 35% (95% CI = 3.1%-4.0%), correcting for sampling design, with the highest rates observed in the 15 to 19-year-old group. The odds of having a genital wart was 1.82 times (95% CI = 0.99-3.33) higher among non-pregnant participants than in pregnant women (p = 0.051). The overall point prevalence of genital warts among reproductive-aged women attending gynecology outpatient clinics for any reason in Turkey was 35%.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Condylomata Acuminata / diagnosis
  • Condylomata Acuminata / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
  • Pregnancy
  • Prevalence
  • Turkey
  • Young Adult