n Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Socio-cultural perceptions of infertility in Ghana

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-5055


The purpose of this study was to explore the social / cultural perceptions of Ghanaians about women with infertility problems. Audio-taped interviews with nineteen (19) key informants were transcribed and analysed. The findings indicate that in traditional Ghanaian society, a high premium is placed on biological parenting and there are specific cultural norms that dictate the attitudes of society towards childless women. Health professionals' knowledge of cultural issues could be of benefit in informing the care provided to women undergoing fertility problems.

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