Gender differences and factors associated with treatment-seeking behaviour for infertility in Rwanda.

Document Type

Article

Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa)

Abstract

BACKGROUND

This study examines perceptions of infertility causes, treatment-seeking behaviour and factors associated with seeking medical care in an urban infertile population in Rwanda, as well as the response of health providers. METHODS

Between November 2007 and May 2009 a hospital based survey was conducted among 312 women and 254 male partners in an infertile relationship.

CONCLUSION

Health authorities should invest in improving information, education and counselling on issues pertaining to causes and treatments of infertility, and in drawing up guidelines for the management of infertility at all levels of health care.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication ( Name of Journal)

Human Reproduction

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