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The impact of male reproductive health problems on conjugal satisfaction: implications on women fertility

Amoo, Emmanuel O. and Ogbeide, Francis (2013) The impact of male reproductive health problems on conjugal satisfaction: implications on women fertility. The International Journal of Social Sciences. ISSN 2305-4557 (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study examined the incidence of male sexual diseases, the influence of fertility desire and coping strategies among currently married women in Nigeria. The data for the study was extracted from a 2010 survey of 435 couples in the southwest Nigeria supported by Covenant University as part of PhD programme. Data obtained were analyzed using a combination of univariate and binary logistic. The common male reproductive health challenges identified include erectile dysfunction (10.5%), gonorrhea (12.7%), low sperm count (0.1%), testicular cancer (6.3%), prostate (3.2%) and prostate cancer (1.6%). Where the husbands experience erectile dysfunction, prostate or gonorrhea, the couples are 0.064, 0.898 and 0.583 times (respectively) less likely to enjoy marital satisfaction. It recommends establishment of robust specialized reproductive healthcare services to cater for health needs of men who may be experiencing sexual problems in order to engender stability in family and stable nation. The study concludes that marriage counselors, social workers and other health officials need to focus on erectile dysfunction, gonorrhea and prostate as major determinants of sustainable marital satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Dr. Emmanuel O. Amoo
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2015 21:13
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 21:13
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4271

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