Volume 8, Issue 27 (3-2002)                   RJMS 2002, 8(27): 633-639 | Back to browse issues page

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Nojomi M, Ashrafi M, Koohpayehzadeh J. STUDY OF COUPLES INFERTILITY IN THE WEST OF TEHRAN, IN THE YEAR OF 2000. RJMS 2002; 8 (27) :633-639
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ABSTRACT To study the prevalence of infertility, both primary and secondary, also outcome of pregnancy and uptake of medical services about that and some demographic factors in a given population of women. An interview-questionnaire survey of 1200 married women in the age group 40-50 who lived in the west of Tehran. Method of women selection was stratified random sampling. 26 questionnaire excluded because of incorrectly completed. Therefore response rate was 98%. The type of study was cross-sectional. Analysis of data performed by SPSS. Among the 1174 women contacted, 87.3% reported no difficulties in having children. 98 (8.3%) women had primary infertility and 43(3.7%) had secondary infertility (definition of one year). In total 98 (8.3%) women with primary infertility, 80(6.8%) eventually conceived. Of the 43 (3.7%) with secondary infertility only 33(2.8%) conceived. Overall 49(4.2%) of the population were left with an unresolved problem of infertility. Only 63% infertile women had made use of specialist and 7% did not seek medical services. Between use of medical services and occupation and literacy of women were not significant difference. The prevalence of infertility was 12%, although 2/3 of these women eventually conceived. Primary infertility was more common that secondary infertility and only 63% of infertile women attended specialist services.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Gynecology

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