Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Male Infertility among Men and Women in the Field Practice Area of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

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Dr. E Kamala
A Siva Karunya,
S D Nalinakumari

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Background: Infertility causes distress among 15% of global population. The common myth is that women contribute to a higher level for this data than men.
Purpose: Hence a questionnaire study was done in the field area of a tertiary care teaching hospital and research centre.
Methods: A total of 100 male and 100 female participants of age group ≥18 years of age between the months of May 2018 and August 2018. This study was done to describe the knowledge attitude and perception and myths prevalent in the study population.
Results: The analysis revealed that there is an exponential increase in the knowledge aspect regarding the common causes of infertility and also women are not considered as the sole reason for infertility anymore. The attitude towards infertility as a disease also has changed to the better. The people have exhibited that the common folk has realized that allopathy helps better in curing infertility than other quacks.
Conclusion: Furthermore the study participants have recognized that infertility is not ground for divorce. Also the familiarity to IVF and adoption has expanded.

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Dr. E Kamala, Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy