KNOWLEDGE OF AGE AND HORMONAL IMBALANCE ON FEMALE FERTILITY IN PORT HARCOURT
Barinua K. Gbaranor*, Nazor P. Barinua-Gbaranor, Progress Dakuro Victor, Peace E. Okpara, Amadi Choice N. and Abiye Tamuno-Opubo
Age and hormonal imbalance are important factors that cannot be overlooked in terms of fertility. As women are getting older, there ova are decreasing and menopause may set in. Hormone is another factor that play a key role in infertility because decrease or increase affects fertility. The aim of the study is X-ray the knowledge of age and hormonal imbalance on female fertility. The study revealed that 44.0% (22/50) of the participants were between the ages 38-43 years. 58.0% (29/50) of the women do not have the knowledge that age is one of the determinants of fertility and 42.0% (21/50) of the participants are aware that age is one of the determinants of fertility. Also, the study revealed that 62.0% (31/50) of the participants have no knowledge that hormonal imbalance delays fertility and 38.0% (19/50) of the said participants are aware that hormonal imbalance delays fertility in female. The study also revealed that 34.0% (17/50) are not sure, 34.0% (17/50) agreed and 32.0% (16/50) strongly agree that age and hormonal imbalance determines fertility.
Keywords: Knowledge, Age, Hormonal imbalance, Fertility.
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