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Quality of Care - Lebanon

Women’s quality of medical care appears to be highest amongst Lebanese Christian women and lowest amongst Shi’a Muslim women (Figure 10). Again, not surprisingly, assessed quality of care increases as womens’ income levels increase (Figure 11).

Quality of healthcare is also better if a woman’s employer provides health insurance. Forty-four percent of women say their healthcare is very good if their employer provides health insurance, compared to 27% of women whose employer does not provide health insurance (figure 12).

While 72% of Lebanese women over age 18 say they have been to the gynecologist/obstetrician at least once, regular visits to the gynecologist are less common. Thirty-seven percent of Lebanese women say they go once a year (23%) or twice a year (14%), still, 35% of Lebanese women say they go, but very rarely. Over one-quarter of Lebanese women age 18 and over say they have never visited a gynecologist/obstetrician (27%) (Figure 13).