Infertility in Central Africa: Infection is the cause

  title={Infertility in Central Africa: Infection is the cause},
  author={Michel Collet and Jane Reniers and Eric H. Frost and Robert Gass and F. Yvert and Annick Leclerc and Christian Roth-Meyer and Bernard Ivanoff and Andr{\'e} Z Meheus},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},

Clinical, epidemiological and socio-cultural aspects of infertility in resource-poor settings. Evidence from Rwanda

  • N. Dhont
  • Medicine
    Facts, views & vision in ObGyn
  • 2011
There is an urgent need for a more holistic approach towards reproductive health services in SSA one that recognises the importance of reproductive failure and the link with HIV has important consequences for both HIV and reproductive health programs.

Results of infertility investigations and follow-up among 312 infertile women and their partners in Kigali, Rwanda

The study shows high rates of tubal and male factor infertility in Rwanda and the development of low-cost assisted reproductive technologies are needed in order to provide effective and affordable treatment for infertility.

Laparoscopic Evaluation of Female Factor in Bangladeshi Infertile Couple

In a developing country like Bangladesh, earlier and justified intervention with laparoscopy can save time and expense of infertility treatment by diagnosing pelvic factor responsible for infertility by diagnosed a substantial number of portion pelvic pathology.

Who is responsible for couple infertility: A clinic-based survey in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

The findings tended to confirm that male infertility is increasing, and the male-factor infertility was more associated with the sperm quality than the spermatozoa count or the volume.

Pharmacotherapy of infertility in Ghana: retrospective study at the cape coast teaching hospital

It was noted that treating couples or female partners only for idiopathic infertility resulted in higher success rates than treating the male partner only, and zinc sulfate even in short term treatment regimens (30 days) enhanced conception rates in idiopATHic infertility.

Laparoscopic evaluation of pelvic organ in case of subfertility

Laroscopy is an important tool for diagnosing anatomical and pathological abnormalities of pelvic organ which has a major role in subfertility management.

Demographic and Clinical Features of Patients with Subfertility

The demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with infertility specially identifying the ovulatory disturbance, tubal factors, pelvic adhesion and endometriosis by Laparoscopy are evaluated to recommend that awareness developing program about the factors affecting infertility should be taken.

Chakra’s energy deficiency as the main cause of infertility in women

  • H. Ling
  • Medicine
    Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
  • 2020
It is demonstrated that infertility problems may be associated with Chakras energy deficiency and deficiency of the massive organs in the Five Elements Theory, especially the Kidney, which is the energy responsible for the reproduction.

A unique view on male infertility around the globe

At least 30 million men worldwide are infertile with the highest rates in Africa and Eastern Europe, and a novel and unique way to calculate the distribution of male infertility around the world is demonstrated.



The epidemiology of infertility: a review with particular reference to sub-Saharan Africa.

  • M. Belsey
  • Medicine
    Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • 1976
The available data suggest that different patterns of infertility and pregnancy wastage, and different etiological agents and processes, contribute to the problem of infertility in the different areas.

Determinants of infertility in Africa.

STD is responsible for a large proportion of infertility in Africa and preventing STD is a major part of reducing infertility.

Tubal infertility in the Gambia: chlamydial and gonococcal serology in women with tubal occlusion compared with pregnant controls.

Serological studies of immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies to C. trachomatis were less sensitive than the IgG studies in discriminating between the pregnant and infertile groups, suggesting that much of the infertility due to chlamydiae was the result of past rather than current infection.

The demographic evidence for the incidence and cause of abnormally low fertility in tropical Africa.

  • J. CaldwellP. Caldwell
  • Medicine
    World health statistics quarterly. Rapport trimestriel de statistiques sanitaires mondiales
  • 1983
Demographic, ethnographic, historical, and other evidence suggests that some form of venereal disease, probably gonorrhea, is the main cause of both primary and secondary sterility in much of Central Africa, with cultural factors playing an important role.

Genital infections with Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Ghanaian women.

C trachomatis would appear to be more common than N gonorrhoeae in obstetric and gynaecological patients in Ghana, and Antibodies against serovars D, E, F, and G were common, and three typable isolates were serovar G.

Infertility in sub-Saharan Africa: estimates and implications.

Failure to address the problem of infertility in the near term can ultimately delay Africas fertility transition because uncertainty in childbearing inhibits response to intrinsic and extrinsic pressures to reduce fertility goals.