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Saifi B, Mostafavian Z, Abtahi S, Vakili N. Brief Report: Reproductive Health Literacy and its Relationship With Some Demographic Factors in Men Referring to One Infertility Center in Mashhad, Iran. J Research Health. 2021; 11 (6) :9-9
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1- Anatomy Department , Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.
2- Department of Community Medicine, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran. , soofy5@yahoo.com
3- Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.
4- Faculty of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran.
Abstract:   (204 Views)
Background: Infertility is one of the important concerns for couples. Men have rarely been the focus of research and their knowledge and attitude have been less studied. The aim of this study was to investigate health literacy and attitude in men with infertility.
Method: In this descriptive-analytic cross-sectional study, 196 men who referred to one infertility center in Mashhad in 2019 were entered by convenience sampling. Data were collected using 20 items questionnaires of health literacy and 5 attitude items towards infertility.
Relationship between age, education, occupation, income, duration of infertility and ART history with reproductive health literacy and attitude was investigated in SPSS v20 with t-test, ANOVA and linear regression with a significance level of less than 0.05.
Result: 196 men with a mean age of 35.02 ± 6.06 years were studied. Reproductive health literacy score (3.2 ± 0.3) didn’t show significant relationship with age (p = 0.336), education (p = 0.33), job (p = 0.493), income (p = 0.856), Infertility duration (p = 0.136) and history of ART (p = 0.057). All attitude questions were not related to education and history of ART. Attitude about surrogacy (p = 0.011) and the possibility of separation of each couple in case of infertility (p = 0.001) (p = 0.015) was different according to age. The most of participants chose the answer “I don’t know” in the reproductive health literacy questionnaire.
Conclusion: Due to the lack of sufficient health literacy of men about infertility, educational planning in this regard seems essential.  
Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2020/11/12 | Accepted: 2021/02/17 | Published: 2021/11/19

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