Abstract: Infertility is one of the growing problems among couples, though much technological progress in the field of in-vitro fertilization and treatment modalities has transpired, still there is social stigma and disgrace is associated with it, since change in lifestyle, nutrition, delay in marriage and family planning and stress, infertility cases have significantly inflated. Aims and Objective- to assess the knowledge and attitude of married women regarding infertility, attending an infertility clinic Gawri in Raipur. To develop an informational booklet on infertility. Methodology- explorative research design was used. sampling technique was purposive sampling, 100 infertile women were interviewed after taking consent. Tools used for knowledge assessment were self-structured questionnaires and for assessing the attitude 5 points rating scale was used. The result- 70 % of women had good knowledge and 30 % had average knowledge regarding infertility. The highest number of infertile married women 52 (52 %) are having a moderately positive attitude, whereas 48 (48 %) women have a positive attitude. There is a significant relationship between the knowledge and attitude of women regarding infertility. Conclusion-Most of women were having good knowledge about infertility they only lack knowledge concerning different IVF procedures and most of the women were having a moderately positive attitude. The information booklet was prepared mostly focused on male and female causes of infertility and various IVF procedures.
Keywords: attitude scale, Infertility, in-vitro fertilization