Protocol for a Systematic Review of Effectiveness of Human Placentophagia on Health Benefits among Post Partum Women

Authors : Uppu Praveen; Aastha Singh; Amrita A. Sivasanker; Asha Rani Morla; R. SreeRaja Kumar

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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Introduction: Placentophagy or Placentophagia is the culture where many species of mammals eat their own placenta. This practice is now growing in humans as well. There are various reasons for this practice but in general it helps in promoting stabilization, enhancement and recovery for the postpartum phase in the females. There are very less number of studies conducted to explore more about placentophagy concept in humans. Purpose/objective: To identify the effectiveness of ingesting human Placentophagia by human to manage post-partum health ailments. Methods: A systematic review on randomized control trails, reviews, and research articles will be conducted. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) will be adopted and literature search will be conducted in Pub Med-Medline, CINAHL, Science Direct and ProQuest. The search will include a period of 2006-2022. Studies will be included based on predetermined inclusive criteria. Results: A descriptive synthesis of the findings of the selected studies will be carried out which will be presented in narrative summary with statistical findings incorporated. Conclusion: The review will provide evidence to support or reject the hypothesis that whether the consumption of placenta in any form such as raw, cooked, dehydrated, processed or encapsulated by human during post-partum period poses any benefits to mother. However, there are unresolved questions that needs confirmation about eating placentophagia in humans.

Keywords : Placentophagia, Placentophagy, Eating Placenta, Encapsulating Placenta, Ingesting Placenta, Placenta Rituals.


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