Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 8 - 2020
Knowledge, Attitude and Perceptions of Men toward Infertility: A Case Study of Gwadangaji Village in Birnin Kebbi
Yusuf Haruna1*, Maijega RM2
1Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria
2National Open University, Birnin Kebbi Chapter, Kebbi State, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Yusuf Haruna, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria.
Received: March 22, 2020; Published: July 29, 2020




Abstract

Knowledge about infertility is inadequate in many parts of the world. A global survey of almost 17,500 men from 10 countries revealed that knowledge regarding fertility and biology of reproduction is poor. Thus, a number of misconceptions regarding infertility are surrounded by many mistaken beliefs about its causes such as witchcraft, possession by evil spirits and these beliefs negatively affect its management. This research was carried out in Gwadangaji area of Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State Nigeria. Questionnaires were designed to represent the sample population of the community and only the educated were involved in the study. The results of this work, in an attempt to assess the level of knowledge, attitude and perception of men toward infertility in Gwadangaji village of Birnin Kebbi a tabulated decision mean is taken to be ≥ 2.5 therefore, any mean value calculated from the data that is < 2.5 is considered not to agree and a grand mean that is > 2.5 is considered to agree that the respondents in this research do not have adequate knowledge on infertility disorders. On the average from the overall results of the work, the grand means of the respondents is greater than decision mean value (2.5), this implies that men in Gwadangwaji area have adequate knowledge towards infertility. Majority of the respondents show that infertility has a serious impact on couple’s personal relation and on their physical and mental health; it is considered a social stigma with associated emotional and marital instability sometimes ending in divorce or suicide. The study also found out that culture and religion strongly influence the understanding of infertility among the inhabitants of the area. Also, that those women are sometimes verbally or physically abused in their families, sent back to their parents or looked down upon by the society if they are unable to conceive.

Keywords: Couples Divorce; Infertility; Knowledge; Men; Respondents; Women

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Citation: Yusuf Haruna and Maijega RM. “Knowledge, Attitude and Perceptions of Men toward Infertility: A Case Study of Gwadangaji Village in Birnin Kebbi”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.8 (2020): 47-52.

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