Knowledge, attitude and practice of child adoption among men and women attending the infertility clinic at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City

  • Maradona Ehikioya Isikhuemen Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital
Keywords: perception, child adoption, infertility

Abstract

Objective:to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of child adoption among men and women attending the infertility clinic at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City.Methods:This was a cross-sectional descriptive stthstudy conducted between 1 October, 2018 and 30 May, 2019 among 264 men and women attending the infertility clinic at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, a major tertiary referral Centre in southern Nigeria. Ethical approval for this study was obtainedandrespondentswereassuredofconfidentiality. Data was analysed using the IBM Statistical Package for Social Sciences, Version 21.

 

Results:The mean age of men and women was 37.26±6.9 years (42.12±6.2 for males and 37.24±7.7 for females). Out of the 264 respondents, 86% of males and 87.9% of female respondents have heard of child adoption in the past. Majority of the respondents, 232 (82% males and 89.3% females) thought of adoption as a good thing which should be encouraged. A hundred and six (44% of males and 39.3% of females) were willing to adopt a child. Only 2 respondents had adopted a child. Level of education of the female respondents significantly influenced attitude towards child adoption (p=0.01). Sex of respondents did not influence their attitude towards child adoption.

 

Conclusion:Majority of infertile men and women had a positive attitude towards child adoption but the practice was rather poor

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Published
2021-02-25
How to Cite
Isikhuemen, M. (2021). Knowledge, attitude and practice of child adoption among men and women attending the infertility clinic at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City. Medical Journal of Zambia, 47(4), 297 - 304. Retrieved from https://mjz.co.zm/index.php/mjz/article/view/784
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