Infertility defines as the inability to conceive naturally after one year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Both males and females are equally responsible for the causes. Factors contributing to infertility have included male factors (sperm abnormality), female factors (an ovulation), couple factors (luteal phase defect, poor sperm production) and factors of unknown origin. Infertility has always existed but is now recognized as a global reproductive health problem and as an important component of reproductive health. It is a world wide health concern and affects 8 -15% of couples. The knowledge regarding fertility and biology of reproduction was poor. Many women have little awareness about the fertility period and the risk factors.
Aim and Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge of infertile couples attending Infertility clinic 2. To assess the possible risk factors and social consequences towards infertility.
Materials and Methods: This is a cross sectional observational study conducted on infertility patients attending to IVF centre in muzaffarnagar medical college, UP from .we designed a fertility questionnaire for both the partners with questions covering knowledge and awareness towards infertility.
Results: Out of 100 couples, prevalence of primary and secondary infertility was 70% and 30% respectively. The mean duration of infertility was 4 years. On scoring their level of knowledge, (n= 60) had inadequate, (n= 44) had moderate knowledge and (n= 6) had adequate knowledge. There was no statistically significant difference in the knowledge in relation to their educational qualification and type of infertility among participants