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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Infertility practices in the public sector in Telengana


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Author Details : Madhulatha Alexander, L Rani Kumari*

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 50-53


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Abstract

Introduction: Infertility exists across all strata of people, but the treatment of infertility is limited to only
the few who can afford the expensive treatment. A center was set up in the Government Medical Hospital
for the treatment of infertility and a study was conducted to see the utilization of services after its initiation.
Objectives: To study the utilization and pattern of patients who attend the infertility OPD in Gandhi
Hospital.
Materials and Methods: All patients who attended the infertility clinic in Gandhi Hospital during the
period January 2019 - September 2019 (9 months).
Results: 3549 patients attended the infertility clinic during the study period. 75% of the patients were in
the 20-30-year age group. Only 11% of clients had knowledge of the fertile period in the < 20> group. In the other 2 groups 42-50% of patients had knowledge of the fertile period. Drugs were given to
patients to conceive prior to coming to Gandhi, but many patients did not know what exactly was given to
them. Husband semen analysis was done only in 25%. Most of the cases were in the primary infertility
group
Conclusion: There is need for Infertility cases to be treated in the public sector and the treatment has to be
standardized

Keywords: Infertility India public and Private sector

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijogr.2020.011

How to cite : Alexander M, Kumari L R, Infertility practices in the public sector in Telengana. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2020;7(1):50-53

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