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SELECTED RISK FACTORS OF INFERTILITY IN WOMEN Guided by, Submitted by, Dr. Reshmi Ramachandran, Hima M.S. Dept.of Community Medicine Shari P.J. Medical College, Sreeja K. Thiruvananthapuram. ABSTRACT A case control study on the selected risk factors of female infertility among fifty females attending the Infertility clinic, SAT Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram was conducted during the period October-December 2008.The data was collected from fifty cases and fifty controls, matched for age, using a pre-structured questionnaire. The data collected included menstrual details, uterine or ovarian disorders, genito-urinary infections, systemic illness, hyperprolactinemia and weight gain. Data was analysed to find out risk factors and its association using Odds ratio, chi-square and logistic regression. Major conclusions obtained are:- Females with duration of menstrual cycle >35 days have 3.6 times risk of becoming infertile than others. Females having Hyperprolactinemia are at 7.6 times risk of becoming infertile. Females with recent weight gain are at 6.8 times risk of infertility. Females who are overweight are having 3.8 times risk of becoming infertile, compared to others. Those with ovarian dysfunctions are at 23 times risk of developing infertility. Females with thyroid disorders are at 10.286 times risk of becoming infertile, as compared to others. Those with uterine abnormalities have 16 times risk of becoming infertile.
"SELECTED RISK FACTORS OF INFERTILITY IN WOMEN"