Table 2 : Respondents’ level of awareness of In Vitro Fertilization.


Variable Yes n (%) No n (%) I don’t know n (%)

Are IVF services available in Nigeria? 153 (71.5) 61 (28.7) --

These are causes of infertility that may necessitate IVF
Abnormal menses
Blocked tubes
History of infections in the reproductive tract in women
History of infections in the reproductive tract in men
Previous use of contraceptive methods
Endocrine problems
Marriage at an advanced age
136(63.3)
150(69.8)
130(60.5)
89(41.6)
122(56.7)
108(50.5)
96(44.7)
 19(8.8)
13(6)
23(10.7)
43(20.1)
33(15.3)
31(14.5)
51(23.7)
 60(27.9)
52(24.2)
62(28.8)
82(38.3)
60(27.9)
75(35)
68(31.6)

These are forms of IVF
Use of donor oocyte
Use of donor sperm
Use of donor zygote
Preservation of gamete
140(64)
141(65.3)
70(32.4)
72(33.5)
22(10.2)
7(3.2)
35(16.2)
24(11.2)
 54(25.)
68(31.5)
111(51.4)
119(55.3)

 IVF procedure may be associated with these problems
Failure
Genetic abnormalities in the baby
Death
 134(62.0)
135(62.5)
96(44.4)
 82(38.0)
81(37.5)
120(55.6)
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Oche et al.Journal of Reproductive Biology and Health  2018 6:1DOI : 10.7243/2054-0841-6-1