Infertility in resource-constrained settings: moving towards amelioration
作者: Karin HammarbergMaggie Kirkman
作者单位: 1Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Level 6, The Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, Australia
刊名: Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 2013, Vol.26 (2), pp.189-195
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2012.11.009
关键词: affordable assisted reproduction treatmentinfertilitylow-income countriespsychosocial aspectsreproductive health care
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)It is often presumed that infertility is not a problem in resource-poor areas where fertility rates are high. This is challenged by consistent evidence that the consequences of childlessness are very severe in low-income countries, particularly for women. In these settings, childless women are frequently stigmatized, isolated, ostracized, disinherited and neglected by the family and local community. This may result in physical and psychological abuse, polygamy and even suicide. Attitudes among people in high-income countries towards provision of infertility care in low-income countries have mostly been either dismissive or indifferent as it is argued that scarce healthcare resources should be directed towards reducing fertility and restricting population growth. However,...
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影响因子:2.675 (2012)