Journal of Medical Society

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 153--157

Determinants of infertility in male partners of infertile couples at a public health facility in Ilorin, Nigeria


Lukman Omotayo Omokanye1, Abdulwaheed Olajide Olatinwo1, Kabir Adekunle Durowade2, Isiak Funsho Abdul1, Sikiru Abayomi Biliaminu3 
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
2 Department of Community Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria
3 Department of Chemical Pathology and Immunology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Lukman Omotayo Omokanye
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin
Nigeria

Background: Infertility is the most important reproductive health and social issue confronting married couples in our environment. The contribution of male factor is assuming a tremendous proportion. Seminal fluid analysis (SFA) remains an indispensable tool in the evaluation of the fertility potential of these male partners. Aim and Objectives: This study aimed to determine the pattern of seminal fluid parameters and its impact on infertility among male partners of infertile couple at a public health facility in Ilorin. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study of the seminal fluid indices of consecutively consenting male partners of infertile couple seen at the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Unit of the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014. Results: All male partners of infertile couple who had infertility consultation at the ART unit consented to SFA during the study period. The patients were aged 27-67 years. One hundred and seventy-five (56.1%) patients had normal parameters. There was a high level of leukocytospermia and bacterial infections in both normospermic and oligospermic semen. The predominant organism was Staphylococcus aureus. Of the sociodemographic and reproductive/hormonal variables, only the age was found to have statistically significant association with types of infertility. Conclusion: Male factor is increasingly assuming a significant role in the etiology of infertility in Ilorin. The practitioners should, therefore, endeavor to involve them early in the overall management to reduce stigmatization and ostracizing of women for infertility.


How to cite this article:
Omokanye LO, Olatinwo AO, Durowade KA, Abdul IF, Biliaminu SA. Determinants of infertility in male partners of infertile couples at a public health facility in Ilorin, Nigeria.J Med Soc 2016;30:153-157


How to cite this URL:
Omokanye LO, Olatinwo AO, Durowade KA, Abdul IF, Biliaminu SA. Determinants of infertility in male partners of infertile couples at a public health facility in Ilorin, Nigeria. J Med Soc [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Dec 2 ];30:153-157
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