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Monday, 22 October 2018

Infertility Rate Increasing among Sudanese

Khartoum - The infertility rate has remarkably increased among Sudanese over the past, Sudanese Society for Fertilization has revealed.
The infertility rates ranges from 60 percent among men and 40 percent among Sudanese women, according to Dr. Mohamed Hafiz Salim Al-Hakim, the Academic Secretary of the Society.
Al-Hakim underscored the need for setting up specialized centers in the states to treat infertility cases, in addition existing 11 clinics in Sudan and 3 center under construction in the cities of Kassala, Al-Obeid and Wad-Medani.
In a press conference, the Sudanese Society for Infertility said that infertility cases are high in eastern Sudan compared to other regions, attributing the causes to prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tuberculosis (TB) and malnutrition.
Mohamed Al-Fateh Mohamed Al-Khair, gynecologist, warned against nicotine and exposure to mercury and poisonous gases, especially in the regions where traditional and random gold mining is taking place, considering the aforementioned substances as major causes of infertility. 
He further attributed infertility to immigration, family disintegration caused by wars and late marriage, according a Saudi study that revealed high infertility rates among Sudanese immigrants therein.  
Al-Khair called on Sudan Medical Supplies Corporation and the Central Bank of Sudan to provide support for infertility treatment and fertilization programs. He demanded the Presidency and the Federal Ministry Health include infertility treatment in health insurance service, especially for the poor.
He noted medical treatment for infertility is costly in Egypt and Jordon compared to Sudan.