The Management of Infertility

  • AAG Jimoh Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. (Changed from 'Department of Medicine and Surgery, State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Nigeria on 24/12/2004)
Keywords: Local Tetanus, Recurrence Piercing Injury, Foreign Objects

Abstract

Due to the fact that infertility, particularly secondary infertility, is common in Africa, there has been a renewed interest in infertility and reproductive failure in Subsaharan Africa, in spite of its high fertility. Secondaryinfertility mostly post-infectious infertility is more common in Subsaharan Africa than other parts of the world. post infectious infertility is relatively more common in East and Central African countries than the West and South African countries.

Socio-economic, cultural and psychological factors impact greatly on the incidence of infertility in Africa apart from the medical causes. The role of non-gonococcal organisms e.g. chlamydial and mycoplasmal organisms is stressed. A clinical approach to the management of infertility in Africa is discussed.

The role of Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART), adoption and cloning in management of infertility in Africa is discussed.

Key Words: Local Tetanus, Recurrence Piercing Injury, Foreign Objects

Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 46 No 1, 2004 (4-11)

Published
2004-09-27
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