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In order to understand the problems of undesired infertility in the Gambia, where the desire for children and fertility is very high, a population based estimate of the frequency of sub-/infertility was undertaken. A survey was used in a representative random sample of the population. The study included an assessment of health care available for infertile(More)
AIMS Reproductive behaviour has changed during the most recent decades, with increased infertility and subfertility. This study evaluated fertility, estimated the prevalence of fertility problems, and assessed possible predictors for impaired fertility. METHODS Eligible subjects were 9,983 menopausal women participating in two health surveys. Data were(More)
BACKGROUND Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are major causes of morbidity among women in developing countries. Both infections have been associated with pregnancy-related complications, and case detection and treatment in pregnancy is essential. In countries without laboratory support, the diagnosis and treatment of cervical infections is based on the syndromic(More)
Mother-to-child transmission of HIV constitutes a substantial burden of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa, and losses to follow-up continue to undermine prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programmes. This qualitative study sought to clarify why some women who were enrolled in a PMTCT programme in Lilongwe, Malawi, did not fully(More)
AIM OF STUDY In this study we assessed the quality of health care for infertile patients as expressed by the patients themselves. The implementation of the existing structured plan for infertility investigation and treatment was also reviewed. DESIGN AND DATA: The sample consisted of all 361 women registered with an infertility diagnosis during 1982 at(More)
Between 2.1% and 4.2% of all children born in Scandinavian countries are conceived with the help of assisted reproductive technology. The present study is one of the first to have followed up infertile women over a long period. Data on outcomes, satisfaction and the perceived consequences of IVF treatment were collected by means of a questionnaire among a(More)
  • J Sundby
  • Patient education and counseling
  • 1997
In order to understand the problems of unwanted infertility in a country--the Gambia--where the desire for children and the fertility is very high, a population-based survey was undertaken. All infertile women in 24 randomly selected enumeration areas were assessed. The study included a review of the problems faced and coping mechanisms employed by(More)
BACKGROUND There are few population estimates of the prevalence of infertility that also include some information about medical conditions and social classification of study objects. This is a study of 4034 out of a total of 5139 (78% of all invited) women in one county of Norway. METHODS All female inhabitants born 1950 to 1952 living in the county were(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the levels and causes of maternal mortality in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. METHODS We collected data about all pregnancy-related deaths in St. Petersburg over the period 1992-2003 using several sources of information. An independent research group reviewed and classified all cases according to ICD-10 and the Confidential(More)
This explorative study was conducted in the Mangochi area in Malawi with the aim of investigating the individual, community and health facility level factors influencing women's choice of place of delivery. In depth interviews and non-participating observation were the methods used. Three major issues were revealed. First, sub optimal quality of care(More)