Infertility is a major medical condition that affects many married
couples in Africa and the world at large, as such associated with several social
meanings. This study therefore explored the causes of infertility amongst women
of childbearing age in Nigeria using the West Region as a case study.
Scope of study
focuses on women of child bearing age. It is investigating the causes of
infertility amongst women of childbearing age.
Definitions of Terms
Abortion: When a pregnancy is unable to continue to term (40
Amenorrhea: Absence of menses.
Cervical mucus: Fluid secreted by the cervix.
Fertility: Ability to achieve pregnancy immediately after marriage
and continuously for some time till menopause.
Fertilization: Meeting together of male sperm and female eggs.
Infection: Inability of the body to perform its work.
Menarche: The first menstrual discharge of young girl.
Menopause: Stoppage of menstrual period.
Menstruation: monthly shedding of blood from a woman’s genital
Ovulation: The release of a mature egg by a woman.