Knowledge, perceptions and myths regarding infertility among selected adult population in Pakistan: a cross-sectional study

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p760
Academic Journal
The article presents a cross-sectional study conducted on examining the knowledge, perceptions and myths regarding infertility among selected adult population in Pakistan. It mentions that the reported prevalence of infertility in Pakistan is approximately 22 percent, with four percent primary and 18 percent secondary infertility. It reports that correct knowledge of infertility was found to be limited amongst the participants.


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