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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 268-273

The relationship between religion, culture, cost, ethics, and husband perception with the decision of women's utilization of Assisted reproductive technology as method of infertility management

1 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
2 Department of Nursing, Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria
3 Department of Nursing Science, Benson Idahosa University, Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria
4 Department of Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria
5 Department of Nursing Science, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria

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Mr. Olaolorunpo Olorunfemi
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
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DOI: 10.4103/jnms.jnms_179_20

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Context: Infertility is a global health problem characterized by inability of couple to achieve pregnancy after one year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse; or after 6 months if the woman is older than 35 years of age. Aims: To examine the effect of determinants on the Utilization of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) among women Setting and Design: This is a cross sectional survey design conducted on women at the Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Fertility clinics in university of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin-City, Nigeria, 2020. Material and Methods: This study was conducted among 348 women, selected through stratified probability sampling method, and a self-structured questionnaire was designed, administered and same retrieved. Statistical Analysis Used: Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, means, standard deviation (SD) and Pearson Correlation Coefficient at 0.05 significant levels. Results: The mean (SD) of the determinants: religion, culture, cost, ethics, and husband perception were as follows: 2.47 ± 1.28, 2.34 ± 1.20, 3.37 ± 1.25, 2.35 ± 1.09, 2.33 ± 1.13 respectively. The Pearson Correlation Coefficient, shows significant relationship (P=<0.001, P=0.023) between cost, husband perception and the women decision, while there are no statistical relationship (P=0.591, P=0.892, P=0.934) between religion, culture, ethics and the decision for ART among women. Conclusion: The cost of ART is a major factor, therefore, there is need for international efforts to facilitate globalization of ART services with special attention to manpower development, subsidization of the running cost and establishment a global partnership as obtained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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