Epidemiology of Female Infertility among Reproductive Age Women in Tikrit City


  • Abid Ahmad Salman Al-Mahmood1, Intesar Marhoon Zahwan Al-Ajeely2




Infertity , Epidemiology, Tikrit


Background: Infertility is defined as failure to conceive after one year and 6 months of a regular unprotected
relationships between couples, it is classified as primary infertility when there is no history of pregnancy
have occurred , or secondary when inability to conceive occurs after one or more successful pregnancies
. Female infertility is a multifactorial condition caused by many causes like ovarian, PCOS, uterine, and
cervical factors, and associated with many risk factors as family history, obesity, blood group types, age
and educational level of women. Some medical diseases implicated in causing female infertility mainly
thyroid disorders by hormonal disturbance and menstrual irregularity. Aim: This study aims to identify the
epidemiological factors among reproductive age women attending Obstetrics and gynecology outpatient
department in sallahuddin teaching hospital.Subject and Methods: This is a cross section study conducted
on reproductive age women attending gynecological and obstetrical outpatient department in Salahuddin
Teaching Hospital during the period from 15th October 2018 to 15th April 2019 to identify the frequency,
types, causes and sociodemographic associated factors with female infertility. The information regarding the
problem and demographic characteristics was obtained according to questionnaire and body weight, height
and BMI were recorded.Results: This study revealed that frequency of female infertility was 25% with a
highest percentage of primary infertility 57% . PCOS where the main ovulatory causes of female infertility
constituted about 41%.followed by other risk factors as tubal, uterine, and cervical factors.Conclusion:
female infertility constituted abut quarter the causes of infertility among reproductive age women in Tikrit
city .Primary infertility were the commonest type,most frequent among those between(20_24years age)
.PCOS were the major ovulatory causes.

Author Biography

Abid Ahmad Salman Al-Mahmood1, Intesar Marhoon Zahwan Al-Ajeely2

1Ass.Prof.Tikrit Medical College/Community Medicine, 2Doctor/SalahAldin Health Center



How to Cite

Abid Ahmad Salman Al-Mahmood1, Intesar Marhoon Zahwan Al-Ajeely2. (2020). Epidemiology of Female Infertility among Reproductive Age Women in Tikrit City. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(9), 252-257. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.11017