Infertility: An Emerging Public Health Issue in Nepal

  • Madhav Gautam Kantipur Dental College, Basundhara, Kathmandu
  • Prabodh Risal Department of Biochemistry, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Kavre
Keywords: Infertility, lifestyle factors, pesticides exposure

Abstract

Infertility is one of the major health care problems worldwide, including Nepal. An increasing trend of infertility has been noticed recently in Nepal however, exact prevalence rate is still unknown. Male and female factors, lifestyle factors and pesticides exposures are the main causes of infertility. In Nepal, particulary migration of fertile age group abroad for job and its consequences may be  the main causes of infertility. Due to lack of knowlege regarding the prevalnce and exact causes of infertility in Nepal, nationwide study is required.

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Author Biography

Prabodh Risal, Department of Biochemistry, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Kavre
Biochemistry, Associate Professor
Published
2018-01-23
How to Cite
Gautam, M., & Risal, P. (2018). Infertility: An Emerging Public Health Issue in Nepal. Annals of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 3(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.3126/acclm.v3i1.17717
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Editorial