HomeIMCC Journal of Sciencevol. 3 no. 1 (2023)

Acceptance and Attitude of Muslim Pregnant Women on Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan

Ilvica Grace Clemen | Jamaliah Pundirogong | Jonaira H. Jabbar | Mark Alipio



The lack of comprehensive research addressing the acceptance and attitudes of Muslim pregnant women toward transvaginal ultrasound scans presents a significant knowledge gap in obstetrics and gynecology. This gap is particularly pertinent due to the pivotal role ultrasound scans play in prenatal care, making it imperative to understand the unique perspectives of diverse patient populations, including Muslim women. This research endeavors to fill a notable void in the scientific literature by investigating the acceptance and attitudes of Muslim pregnant women toward transvaginal ultrasound scans. Utilizing a quantitative research design, data were collected from 150 Muslim pregnant women in Iligan City. The findings revealed a high level of acceptance and favorable attitudes among the respondents, with strong correlations between willingness to undergo transvaginal scans and overall attitudes. Concerns about privacy and confidentiality exhibited a negative correlation with these variables, reflecting the complex interplay of factors influencing patient perspectives. Despite certain limitations, this study represents a pioneering effort in addressing this knowledge gap and underscores the significance of patient awareness and understanding in shaping their acceptance of medical procedures. Recommendations include tailoring healthcare practices and patient education to meet the unique needs of Muslim pregnant women, while future research should aim to expand the study's scope for broader applicability in enhancing prenatal care for this demographic.