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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139-144

Assessment of psychosocial status and spiritual beliefs of a sample of infertile men in Baghdad City/Iraq

Department of Community Health Technology, Institute of Technology/Karbala, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Karbala, Iraq

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Mohammad Abdulbaqi Abdulmohsin
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Community Health Technology, Institute of Technology/ Karbala, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Karbala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_30_18

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Background: Infertility is considered one of the most important marital problems which may lead to separation between spouses, especially in male societies either by the request of the wife or negatively effect on the man's psyche, and in this case, the man initiates to terminate the married life, away from the painful situation he suffers. Objective: This cross-sectional descriptive study aims to identify the infertile men's personal-demographic characteristics, in addition to determine the psychosocial status and spiritual beliefs. Materials and Methods: The study consists of 150 patients selected randomly from the fertility center and infertility treatment/Kamal Al-Samurai hospital in Baghdad city, the data were collected by direct interview with those patients by using a questionnaire. Results: Most of the infertile men were at age group (20–30) years, duration of marriage (1–5 years), had primary infertility. As overall assessment, the study stated that the majority of the sample was in fair psychological condition, good social condition, and spiritual beliefs in good condition. In addition, the results show that no significant difference between some personal-demographical characteristics (age husband, duration of marriage, type of infertility, husband occupation, residential area, degree of relationship, smoking habit, take of medicines, chronic diseases, and erectile dysfunction) with psychological and social status. Conclusions: The problem of infertility is one of the most difficult problems facing newly married couples that cause negative psychological and social effects.

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