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Concerns, controversies and care of elderly women

Lilia Pagtakhan-Luna, MD, MHA, FPOGS, FPSREI, FPSGE
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Far Eastern University – NRMF

Philippines Statistics show that of the total population, the number of senior citizens had grown from 4% in 2000, 7% in 2007 and 8.2% in 2018. In 2050, the older population is projected to be 15.3% of the total population. This elderly population is expected to effect a decline in the labor force, lower fertility and increasing age and number of dependency.