Factors associated with infertility among married women in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh 10.55131/jphd/2022/200311

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Nasrin Khatun
Md Nazrul Islam Mondal
Md Rafiqul Islam
Md Kamal Hossain
Mst Nadira Parvin
Md Shamim Hossen
Nazrul Haque
Md Rejaul Karim
Md Shariful Islam

Abstract

Infertility has become a growing problem among reproductive aged women in both developing and developed countries. Recent statistics indicate a significant number of married couples suffering from infertility and visiting infertility centers has increased in Bangladesh. Therefore, this study aims to identify the factors associated with infertility in Bangladeshi women. This is a retrospective study and data were collected from 450 reproductive aged women purposively using a structured questionnaire from an infertility center in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh. Univariate, bivariate and multivariate analyses were used to reach the objectives. The results revealed that most respondents (58.2%) were overweight and obese by measuring Body Mass Index (BMI). Age, age at first marriage, BMI, duration of contraceptive use, husband’s diabetes status, and husband’s drug addiction were found significantly associated with infertility. Infertility cases were found to be higher among women aged ≥30 years (OR: 10.16; 95% CI: 2.70-38.2; p <0.001). Overweight and obese women are 2.33 times more likely to be infertile compared to underweight women (OR: 2.33; 95% CI: 0.12-0.57; p <0.008). The couple who use the contraceptive for 2 years and above are around 2 times more likely to be infertile compared to those using it for   months (OR: 1.99; 95% CI: 0.97-4.09; p <0.059). The women whose husbands use drugs are 5.51 times at higher risk to be infertile compared to those women whose husbands did not take drugs (OR: 5.51; 95% CI: 2.35-12.90; p <0.000). Thus, child expected couples should consider the aforesaid factors. As infertility has a complex relation with basic risk factors, the study findings may help the health policy researchers to address more underlying risk factors of infertility in their further studies. Moreover, these results could be carefully considered by the government and stakeholders to find effective interventions and solutions to the infertility problem in Bangladesh, especially in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh.

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Khatun N, Mondal MNI, Islam MR, Hossain MK, Parvin MN, Hossen MS, Haque N, Karim MR, Islam MS. Factors associated with infertility among married women in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh: 10.55131/jphd/2022/200311. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 9 [cited 2024 Apr. 14];20(3):134-46. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/258509
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Nasrin Khatun, Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Md Nazrul Islam Mondal, Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Md Rafiqul Islam, Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Md Kamal Hossain, Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Mst Nadira Parvin, Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Md Shamim Hossen, Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Nazrul Haque, Hobby Center for Public Policy, University of Houston, 306 McElhinney Hall, Houston, TX, United States

Hobby Center for Public Policy, University of Houston, 306 McElhinney Hall, Houston, TX, United States

Md Rejaul Karim, Department of Pediatrics, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi 6100; Bangladesh

Department of Pediatrics, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi 6100; Bangladesh

Md Shariful Islam, Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi,Rajshahi 6205; Bangladesh

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Science and Engineering Technology, First Capital University of Bangladesh, Chuadanga 7200; Bangladesh

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