Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 2 - 2020
Post-Diabetes Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Male Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Tertiary Facility South-West Nigeria
Agofure Otovwe1*, Efegbere Henry Akpojubaro2, Okandeji-Barry Oghenenioborue Rume Ataekiru3, Odjimogho Stella4 and Adeleke Abisoye Abiola1
1Department of Public and Community Health, Novena University, Ogume, Nigeria
2Department of Community Medicine, Edo University Iyamho, Edo State Nigeria
3Department of Health and Social Care Management, London School of Management Education, United Kingdom
4Department of Optometry, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Agofure Otovwe, Department of Public and Community Health, Novena University, Ogume, Nigeria.
Received: January 09, 2020; Published: January 29, 2020


Background: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder associated with long term complications affecting the sexual and reproductive health of male diabetes patients. Nevertheless, issues of sexual health including fears and concerns remain a much neglected area among diabetes patients even though it is important for reproductive function. This study was designed to investigate the Post-Diabetes Sexual and Reproductive Health needs of male type-2 diabetes mellitus patients in Adeoyo Teaching Hospital Ibadan.

Methods: A descriptive cross sectional survey was conducted among 277 male diabetes patients selected purposively. A well-structured questionnaire which comprised of socio-demographic characteristics, health characteristics and fears and concerns of Diabetes Patients was used to collect the data. The data was analysed using SPSS Version 21 with level of significance set at P < 0.05. 

Results: More than one-third of the respondents 101 (36.50%) were between the ages 50-59 years while 252 (91.0%) were married and 171 (61.70%) attained secondary school education. Majority, 272 (99.30%) have given birth before been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus with only 139 (50.20%) able to reproduce after diagnosis with diabetes mellitus. Furthermore, 201 (72.60%) have no knowledge of how diabetes mellitus would affect them sexually while 217 (78.30%) affirming no health worker have talked to them about the sexual problem they might encounter and most of them 234 (84.50%) affirming to be dissatisfied with their sexual life. Both age and time of diagnosis showed a significant relationship with sexual satisfaction and desire for sexual intercourse (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: The findings of the study highlighted the sexual needs of male type-2 diabetes patients. Therefore, guidelines addressing not only the signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus, but also incorporating adequate information on the sexual and reproductive health of diabetes patients should be implemented across facilities in the country. 

Keywords: Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus; Post-Diabetes; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Male; Sexual Needs


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Citation: Agofure Otovwe., et al. “Post-Diabetes Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Male Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Tertiary Facility South-West Nigeria”. EC Nutrition 4.2 (2020): 01-10.

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