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The social meaning of infertility in Southwest Nigeria

Okonofua, Friday E; Harris, Diana; Odebiyi, Adetanwa; Kane, Thomas; Snow, Rachel C


There has been very little documentation of the social meaning given to infertility in many developing countries, including Nigeria, where the prevalence of infertility is known to be high. We have conducted a number of qualitative studies aimed at exploring socio-cultural issues associated with infertility in Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria. Twenty-five focus-group discussions were held with knowledgeable persons in the rural and urban parts of the community to ascertain their attitudes towards...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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