The prevalence of primary and secondary infertility of Iraqi men and women in different governorates, during 2014-2018
Areej Abdul Jabbar Mahmood
Background: The subject of infertility has taken its place in the health sector at the top level. Since primary health services are insufficient, most people, especially women, keep on suffering from it all over the world, namely in underdeveloped or developing countries. Objective: The purpose of this study was to find the prevalence of primary and secondary infertility among the attendants of Iraqi out patients clinics of infertility according to their gender. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was done in Iraq. Data of infertile patients were collected from prepared patients’ files after using Anthropometrics measures, Hormonal, Ultra sound, assessments and Seminal fluid exam for men. The annual data collection via the Iraqi Ministry of Health of different Iraqi Governorates during the years from 2014 -2018 were used. Results: The prevalence of primary infertility among Women and Men during 2014 was78.2%,21.8%, respectively in 2015 was 98.1%,1.9%, in 2016:75.4%,24.6%.in 2017:in women 77.0%, in men 23.0% and in 2018, was 79,1% in women,20.9% in men. While the prevalence of secondary infertility during 2014: in women,62.7%, men,37.3%, in 2015:in women,95.6%, in men 4.4%, in 2016:it was 80.3% in women and 19.7% in men. Also, in 2017:in women,79.9%,20.1 in men, and the year 2018 had prevalence of secondary infertility among women,78.0% and 21.1% among men. Conclusion: The prevalence of female infertility was significantly higher than that of male during the last five years. The prevalence of primary infertility is higher than secondary infertility among both genders included in this study.
Areej Abdul Jabbar Mahmood. The prevalence of primary and secondary infertility of Iraqi men and women in different governorates, during 2014-2018. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 83-90