Original Article

Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study

Authors: Aladin Alhadi Alamri, Ayman Kh Tarifi, Sarah Musharraf Alanazi, Bdoor Attaulla Fahes Alenezi, Reem Farhan Mater Alanzi, Etizaz Ayed Saud Alshaleikhi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Infertility is a widespread obstruction influencing individuals everywhere throughout the world and its motivation and significance may shift as per the area and financial condition. Female infertility is a developing issue in the present situation because of a few reasons. We aimed to investigate the prevalence rate, types, causes of infertility and identify some determinant factors of it among women in attending the maternity and children hospital of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia . Methodology: A cross sectional hospital based study was carried out during the period from 1, December 2018 to 31 March 2019, among women attending the outpatient and inpatient department in Maternity and Children Hospital, Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Results: The total prevalence of infertility among women attending the outpatient and inpatient department in Maternity and Children Hospital was found 65.3%; 19.8% of them were primary and 80.2% were secondary infertility. The reported causes of infertility included defect in ovulation in 139 (24.6%), followed by polycystic ovary in 123(21.8%), tubal adhesions or obstruction in 38(6.7%), endometriosis in 18(3.2) and uterine fibroid in 17(3.0%). The reported type of provided management was found drugs for induction of ovulation in 83(14.7%), herbal remedies in 44(7.8%), IVF in 28(5.0%), and husband treatment in 1(0.2%). Conclusion: Most cases attending the outpatient and/or inpatient department in Maternity and Children Hospital of Arar, KSA were due to infertility, commonest cause of infertility was found defect in ovulation in, followed by polycystic ovary.

Keywords:
Causes, risk factors, infertility


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Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study


Authors
Aladin Alhadi Alamri
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Maternity and Children Hospital, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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Ayman Kh Tarifi
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Maternity and Children Hospital, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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Sarah Musharraf Alanazi
Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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Bdoor Attaulla Fahes Alenezi
Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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Reem Farhan Mater Alanzi
Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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Etizaz Ayed Saud Alshaleikhi
Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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. Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia; sarameem@outlook.com

Publication history
Received 13 Oct 2019
Accepted 13 Jan 2020
Published online 13 Jan 2020

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AAA, AKT, Alanazi SM, Alenezi BAF, Alanzi RFM, Alshaleikhi EAS. Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study. IJMDC. Online First: 25 Jan, 2020. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1570976938


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AAA, AKT, Alanazi SM, Alenezi BAF, Alanzi RFM, Alshaleikhi EAS. Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=69401 [Access: August 18, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1570976938


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AAA, AKT, Alanazi SM, Alenezi BAF, Alanzi RFM, Alshaleikhi EAS. Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study. IJMDC. Online First: 25 Jan, 2020. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1570976938


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AAA, AKT, Alanazi SM, Alenezi BAF, Alanzi RFM, Alshaleikhi EAS. Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study. IJMDC, [cited August 18, 2022]; Online First: 25 Jan, 2020. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1570976938


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, A. A. A., , . A. K. T., Alanazi, . S. M., Alenezi, . B. A. F., Alanzi, . R. F. M. & Alshaleikhi, . E. A. S. (2020) Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study. IJMDC, Online First: 25 Jan, 2020. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1570976938


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, Aladin Alhadi Alamri, Ayman Kh Tarifi, Sarah Musharraf Alanazi, Bdoor Attaulla Fahes Alenezi, Reem Farhan Mater Alanzi, and Etizaz Ayed Saud Alshaleikhi. 2020. Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 25 Jan, 2020. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1570976938


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, Aladin Alhadi Alamri, Ayman Kh Tarifi, Sarah Musharraf Alanazi, Bdoor Attaulla Fahes Alenezi, Reem Farhan Mater Alanzi, and Etizaz Ayed Saud Alshaleikhi. "Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 25 Jan, 2020. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1570976938


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, Aladin Alhadi Alamri, Ayman Kh Tarifi, Sarah Musharraf Alanazi, Bdoor Attaulla Fahes Alenezi, Reem Farhan Mater Alanzi, and Etizaz Ayed Saud Alshaleikhi. "Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 25 Jan, 2020. Web. 18 Aug 2022 doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1570976938


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, A. A. A., , . A. K. T., Alanazi, . S. M., Alenezi, . B. A. F., Alanzi, . R. F. M. & Alshaleikhi, . E. A. S. (2020) Causes and risk factors of infertility among women of Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia: a hospital based study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 25 Jan, 2020. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1570976938


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