Study of Infertile Couples Attending a Teaching Hospital in Eastern Nepal

  • Shanti Subedi Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar,Nepal.
  • Sabina Lamichhane Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar,Nepal.
  • Manisha Chhetry Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar,Nepal.
Keywords: infertility; incidence; oligospermia; semen.


Introduction: Infertility is a global health issue and a socially destabilizing condition for couples with several stigmas including medical, social, psychological burdens and a marital disharmony. The aim was to study the incidence of infertility in couples attending outdoor of Nobel Medical College and to know the contributing factors among the infertile couples.
Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was carried out in the outpatient department of a teaching hospital July 2015-June 2016, where the incidence of infertility and the contributing factors for the same were evaluated.
Results: The incidence of infertility in this study was 5.45% and it was dominated by secondary infertility. The most important cause was male factor in 37.39%. Majority of male factor abnormality was due to exposure to heat as these male work abroad in Arabian Countries.
Conclusions: The study shows a dominance of secondary infertility and male factor being a major contributor. The most common semen abnormality was oligospermia. 
Keywords: infertility; incidence; oligospermia; semen. | PubMed


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How to Cite
Subedi, S., Lamichhane, S., & Chhetry, M. (2016). Study of Infertile Couples Attending a Teaching Hospital in Eastern Nepal. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 55(203), 22-25.
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