Volume 10, Number 27 (Jun 2000)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2000, 10(27): 12-18 | Back to browse issues page


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Moghaddam A, Karimpoor malakshah A, Talebpoor Âmiri F, Taringou F. he Prevalence of infertility in central region of mazandaran province in 1999 . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2000; 10 (27) :12-18
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-294-en.html

Abstract:   (11058 Views)
Background and purpose: Ïnfertility means, couple not having a child for a year after married life, is one of the most important socio-health problems of different societies. Â lot of variations in it’s prevalence rate has been reported some reports state that the prevalence rate is 0.5% to more than 3%. Therefore, since the determination of infertility rate is important in futhur planning of health and treatment programmes and also since it has never been done in Mazandaran province, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence rate of infertility in central region of the province.
Materials and Methods: Sampling was done randomly from 15 regions of sari, Ghaemshahr and Neka cities and also 50 villages affiliated to these cities. The reproduction history was obtained by home interviewers with the women, coducted by two groups of medical and midwifery students.
Results: The prevalence of infertility in this study was 13.2% out of which 4% were unresolved infertility. There was no statistical correlation between familial marriage and infertility, but the correlation between familial history and infertility was significant. 29.4% of infertility women had at least one experience of spontaneous abortion, while it was significantly lower in fertile women (16.3%).
Çonclusion: The high prevalence of infertility necessitates a programme of assisted reproduction in health service centers and can be used for setting up such centers for the trearment of infertility.
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