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KNOWLEDGE AND PSYCHOSOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF INFERTILITY ON MEN IN A TERTIARY HEALTH INSTITUTION IN BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA

This study examines knowledge and
psychosocial consequences of infertility on
men using the Human Reproductive and
Research Program (HRRP) clinic of University
of Benin Teaching Hospital in Edo State,
Nigeria. A descriptive cross-sectional survey
design method was adopted for this study. The
population of respondents was 60 and the data
were collected through questionnaires with a
reliability coefficient score of 0.85 subjected to
analysis using the Statistical Package for
Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21in form of
frequencies, tables, percentages and Test of
association was utilized with P = 0.05 level of
significance. The study shows that many
respondents are knowledgeable about the
psychosocial consequences of infertility in
men. This study further reveals that the
psychological and sociological consequence of
infertility in male is low. However, the most
prominent psychological consequence
gathered is hopelessness and frustration while
the most prominent sociological consequences
observed include loss of social status and
marital disharmony. The result of the
hypotheses tested showed that there is no
significant association between the men’s
knowledge of infertility and psychological
consequences. Secondly, there is no significant
association between the men’s knowledge on
infertility and sociological consequences. It is
therefore recommended that men should opt to
receive counselling from an institution
responsible for fertility services for better
enlightenment and the need for their involvement in sexual and reproductive health

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