Causes and Implications of Infertility on Reproductive and Wellbeing of Childbearing Age Women in Obajana, Kogi State

  • S. O. Oniyangi University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • E. J. Ibrahim University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Abstract

The study examines the causes and implications of infertility on reproductive wellbeing of child bearing age women in Obajana, Kogi State, Nigeria. Descriptive research design of survey type was used for the study; the population of the study comprises all infertile women attending infertility clinics and hospitals in Obajana, Kogi State. 200 respondents were sampled for the study. A researcher designed structured questionnaire of four Likert rating scale format was used for the study, the instrument was validated and tested for reliability, a reliability coefficient of 0.89r was obtained. The instrument was administered by the researcher and two trained research assistants. Four research hypotheses were formulated. The data collected was analyzed using inferential statistics of Pearson Product Moment Correlation ‘r’ at 0.05 level of significant. The findings reveal that: physiological condition of reproductive organs will be the cause of infertility of child bearing age women in Obajana, Kogi State because the calculated r of 0.610 is greater than the critical r of 0.116 at 0.05 level of significance.  Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) will be the cause of infertility of child bearing age women in Obajana, Kogi State because calculated r of 0.819 is greater than the critical r of 0.116 at 0.05 level of significance. Infertility will have implication on mental health status of child bearing age women in Obajana, Kogi State because calculated r of 0.235 is greater than the critical r of 0.116 at 0.05 level of significance. Infertility will have implication on economic status of child bearing age women in Obajana, Kogi State because calculated r of 0.317 is greater than the critical r of 0.116 at 0.05 level of significance. Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendations were made: Women should guide against anything that will affect their reproductive organs, Women should guide themselves against the contact of sexual transmitted infection. Women with infertility should be protected from mental stress that may come from it. Women of childbearing age that are affected by infertility should desist from unnecessary spending from their search for children.

Published
2018-02-01
How to Cite
ONIYANGI, S. O.; IBRAHIM, E. J.. Causes and Implications of Infertility on Reproductive and Wellbeing of Childbearing Age Women in Obajana, Kogi State. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2 (B), p. 35-42, feb. 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/151>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2022.