Published: 2021-06-28

Study of factors contributing to female infertility

Kiran Parsuram Shinde, Nagasundari Krovi, Pooja Gangadhar Dhutraj


Background: Infertility is a global issue in reproductive health. All over the world, infertility is viewed as a social stigma, which causes social, economic and psychological consequences.

Methods: A prospective, observational study was conducted at south central railway hospital, Secunderabad in 100 women aged between 18-40 years with complaints of primary and secondary infertility. We aimed to find the incidence of different causes of infertility in the females attending Gynaecology OPD over a period of 2 years.

Results: Different causes of infertility were studied. In the present study ovarian factors (50%) was the most common factor for infertility followed by tubal factors (22%), uterine factors (20%) and peritoneal factors (19%) respectively.

Conclusions: PCOS was found to be a contributing factor in both primary and secondary infertility, maybe because of increased sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity and the study population being from an urban background.


Infertility, Primary infertility, Secondary infertility, PCOS

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