Determinants of Infertility Among Couples Seeking Treatment in A Selected Clinic in Dhaka City

Authors

  • Mossamat Afroza Chowdhury Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka
  • Md Monoarul Haque Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka
  • Shahanaz Chowdhury Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka
  • Md Shafiullah Prodhania DPRC Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21021

Keywords:

Infertility, Hormonal imbalance, Sexual disorders

Abstract

Background: Infertility is a global health issue affecting approximately 8-10% of couples and has multidimensional problem with social, economic and cultural implications, which can take threatening proportions in countries with strong demographic problems. Objective: To investigate the determinants of infertility among couples seeking treatment.

Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted in selected private clinic of Dhaka city among 196 infertile couple by face to face interview using pretested semi structured questionnaire.

Results: The sample studied consisted of 196 infertile couple. One third (38%) aged 26-30 years, majority Muslims (96%), housewives (72%) and one fourth (24%) had education level of secondary to higher secondary. Slightly more than half of their family income was taka 5361-21270. More than three fourth (66%) had primary infertility. Concerning the determinants of infertility polycystic ovary, hormonal imbalance, and fallopian tube blockage was 19%, 16% and 7% respectively but unexplained factors (28%) crossed the other factors. Only male factor was 10% and combined male and female factors were 10% among study subjects. Regarding the daily habits of the male participants, 18% were smokers.

Conclusions: The determinants of female infertility are problems in the fallopian tubes and the uterus, disorders of menstruation, sexual disorders, age and ovarian failure. Female infertility is a complex problem that should be considered carefully by the government and stakeholders in each country in order to find effective interventions and solutions.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21021

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Author Biographies

Mossamat Afroza Chowdhury, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka

Department of Gynae and Obstetrics

Md Monoarul Haque, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

Department of Community Nutrition
Faculty of Public Health

Shahanaz Chowdhury, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

Department of Community Medicine

Md Shafiullah Prodhania, DPRC Hospital, Dhaka

Consultant & Chairman

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Published

2014-11-29

How to Cite

Chowdhury, M. A., Haque, M. M., Chowdhury, S., & Prodhania, M. S. (2014). Determinants of Infertility Among Couples Seeking Treatment in A Selected Clinic in Dhaka City. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 13(3), 42–45. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21021

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