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Factors Affecting Late Infertility Examination

Uki Retno Budihastuti, Eriana Melinawati, Arum Dessy Rahma Sari, Abida Zuhra Jatiningtyas

Abstract

Background:  Infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant after 12 months of regular sexual intercourse at least 2-3 times a week with­out using contraception. Delay in the examina­tion will have a bad impact considering that in­creas­ing age will affect the success of the hand­ling of infertility, especially in women so it is neces­sary to know the factors that influence the delay of the initial examination in order to be over­come. This study aims to determine the factors that influence the late infertility examin­ation.

Subjects and Method: This was an analytic observational study with a cross sectional design. The study was conducted at Sekar Polyclinic, Dr. Moewardi Hospital, Surakarta, Central Java, from June to August 2019. A sample of 90 out­patients was selected by purposive sampling. The depen­­dent variable was late infertility exami­nation. The independent variables were family sup­port, knowledge, accessibility, and education. The data was collected by medical record and question­­naire. The data were analyzed by a multiple logistic regression.

Results: Late infertility examination decreased with strong family support (OR= 0.20; 95% CI= 0.06 to 0.62; p= 0.006), high knowledge (OR= 0.29; 95% CI= 0.09 to 0.92; p= 0.036), good accessibility (OR= 0.18; 95% CI= 0.05 to 0.59; p= 0.005), and high education (OR= 3.41; 95% CI= 0.95 to 12.17; p= 0.059).

Conclusion: Late infertility examination decreases with strong family support, high know­ledge, good accessibility, and high education.

Keywords: infertility examination, family sup­port, accessibility, knowledge

Correspondence: Uki Retno Budihastuti. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Moewardi Hospital,Jl. Kolo­nel Sutarto132, Jebres, Surakarta, Central Java. Email: ukiretno@gmail.com. Mobile: 0812­26­56­140.

Journal of Maternal and Child Health (2020), 5(2): 206-212
https://doi.org/10.26911/thejmch.2020.05.02.11

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