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Title: A Case-Control Study of Infertility At Kurgwi General Hospital, Kuje FCT Nigeria

Article Number: EC/2014/016

Authors: Salihu SD

Topic: Public Health


This capstone project was carried out in Kurgwi General Hospital, Kuja, FCT.   Between November 1st to 30th November 2013.  A questionnaire was designed and administered to a total of 240 women, 120 infertile while the other 120 were fertile to determine risk factors, treatment modalities and the psychological and social effects of infertility. In my study the tubal factor accounted for 58.3% of the infertile cases while 14.3% of infertility cases were carried by the male factor.  Significant risk for the development of infertility was found associated with previous use of contraceptives, previous vaginal discharge, a previous history of surgical operation as well as induced abortion and cigarette smoking. Most infertile women were anxious (45.5%) while 23.3% felt normal about their situation.  Almost more infertile women had a history of marital problems with 9.2% being separated and 5.8% of them divorced.  


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  • REGINA EROMOMEN OWHE (Viewer) 30th Jan 2015 - 2:23 PM
    Good topic the only problem is that people don't come openly to discuss their fertility problem,some hide under the umbrella of 'spiritual coverage' and blames are directed to the female counterpart

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  • PIUS IZUNDU OKPOKO (Viewer) 30th Jan 2015 - 9:37 PM
    This is an interesting topic, especially considering its public health importance. Your data presentation is encouraging. The studied factors are also implicated in other studies in West African sub-region. Good work.

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  • ABDULLAHI BUKAR (Viewer) 1st Feb 2015 - 1:08 AM
    Dear Salihu
    In Nigeria this common factors for marriage dissolutions, Couples should endeavor to do medical tests for medical compatibility and good health of offspring and besides, procreation is not the only reason for being married.
    Inability to have a child should not end marriages

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  • AKINYEMI PATRICK AYODEJI (Viewer) 2nd Feb 2015 - 2:28 AM
    Thank you for the job well done. Infertility is an interesting area that cannot be over flogged. I however have some comments and questions:
    1. I am not clear about your choice of topic and study design. infertility is a very wide area, thus I believe the topic would have been better narrowed down to the specific aspect of infertility you are studying.
    Also going through the write up, the study don't go along with features of case control study because I didn't see report on control. Are you trying to do prevalence study?
    2.the third specific objective was to determine the effectiveness of treatment modalities in the management of infertility. The ultimate indicator of infertility treatment is the number of patient who were able to achieve conception after intervention but your write up was silent on this. kindly throw more light on this.
    3. your findings show a significant association between family planning and infertility. In your recommendation you recommended family planning. Can you please relate the findings and recommendation.
    4. lastly, I will like to know the references for the definition of pregnancy wastage and sub-fertility.
    Thank you..

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  • ANNA KADAA GWANFOGBE (Viewer) 3rd Feb 2015 - 3:45 AM
    A good topic and study, infertility will always be a source of problem to couples in Africa, since having children is like part of the package that comes with marriage. Well I think focusing on how to prevent infertility will help Africans and the world at large more than managing infertility.