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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
Causes of Increasing Rate of Female Infertility in India
Amrita Baranwal | Neelma Kunwar | Smita Tripathi
Abstract: Infertility is rising at a rapid rate. It is estimated that globally 60-80 million couples suffer from infertility every year, of which probably between 15-20 millions (25 %) are in India alone. As per the study published at the end of the 2012 by WHO one in every four couples in developing countries had been found to be affected by infertility. Considering the current population statistics of India this would extrapolate to a humongous burden to the society. The population in developed, developing and underdeveloped countries hold different attitudes regarding infertility. In underdeveloped and developing countries, infertility may be linked to an act of God, punishment for sins of the past, prolonged use of contraceptives, distinct dietary habits and the result of witchcraft which is causing childlessness whereas people in developed countries viewed infertility as caused by biological and other related factors.
Keywords: Infertility, Causes, Symptoms
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 237 - 238