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Journal:   PAYESH   May-June 2019 , Volume 18 , Number 3 #l00573; Page(s) 241 To 249.

Fertility desire: Facilitators and inhibitors

Author(s):  Torkian Valashani Sahebjan, ZAMANI ALAVIJEH FERESHTEH*, HEIDARI ZAHRA, Shoushtari Moghadam Elaheh
* School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Objective (s): To find out facilitators and هinhibitors for fertility desire among married people. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on a convenient sample of married citizens referred to comprehensive centers of urban and rural health services in Khomeini city, Isfahan province, Iran in 2018. Data were collected using a questionnaire. For analyzing data, descriptive tests were performed using SPSS 20 software. Results: A total of 400 married individuals were entered into the study. The mean (SD) age of participants was 33. 2 (6. 75) years. The most commonly facilitating factors included decrease in treatment cost for infertility (76%), fear of fertility at higher age (74. 8%), improved techniques for childbirth (62. 5%), the belief that childbearing could strengthen family life (58. 6%), the help one might receive from child later in life (52/15%). The most important preventive reasons were: concern about future education (80. 3%) and job (80. 3%) and economic problems by bringing new children (58. 5%), and inadequate income (57. 3%). Conclusion: The findings from the study indicated a number of facilitating and inhibiting factors for fertility desire among married individuals. It seems that any interventions without considering such factors might be unsuccessful.
Keyword(s): Inhibitors,Childbirth,Facilitators Factors
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