Determinants of infertility among Ugandan women.
Kibuuka, Gaganga Allan
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Infertility refers to inability of a person to reproduce by natural means and affects a sizable proportion of the population in the world. This can stem from both the male and female body given different factors of exposure. The methodology used in this study was a quantitative method of approach with descriptive designs that were used to examines determinants of infertility among Ugandan women considering all characteristics that influence it that is infertility for example, Alcohol intake, violence, occupation, abortion, age in different age groups, educational level, sexually transmitted infections, residence and wealth. Furthermore, using data from the Uganda Demographic Health Survey 2016, with a sample of 2479, different types of analysis were done that is at univariate, bivariate and multivariate levels and results showed that infertility was high among the people with the middle (OR, 1.4673), rich (OR, 1.8155), and the richest (OR, 1.5919) wealth statuses. Results also proved that infertility was high among those that did not or never had an abortion (OR, 0.6388) and not forgetting those in the working type of occupation that is those in the professional/technical and managerial working environment (OR, 1.6815). Recommendations basing on the study, would be, investments and interventions towards early childhood development for example physical education and general exercises mostly through sports should be put at the forefront so as to target those people tending to obesity as well as those that are in the professional sector that tend to sit for over a long period without exercises. this will help improve on health as well as blood flow.