Knowledge, Attitude and Willingness to Participate in Gamete Donation for Artificial Insemination among Undergraduate Students in Lagos
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Annals of Health Research
Background: Infertility is a condition affecting one fifth to one sixth of couples in the reproductive age. Gamete donation is one of the options in the management of infertility, but it is relatively unknown in the developing world. Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitude and willingness of undergraduate students at a Nigerian university to participate in gamete donation for artificial insemination. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 160 undergraduate students using a semistructured self-administered questionnaire. The respondents were recruited using a multi-staged sampling technique. Results: The mean age of the respondents was 21.5±3.2 years with a range of 18-32 years. Majority (89.4%) of the respondents were single and were in the first year of study (56.3%). Almost all the respondents (96.3%) had heard about the practice of gamete donation, but only (38.7%) had overall good knowledge about it. Almost half (46.9%) of respondents had overall positive attitude towards gamete donation while only 37.5% were willing to participate. Class level of the respondents (p = 0.03) was significantly associated with poor knowledge of gamete donation, while age (p = 0.01) and gender (p < 0.001) were associated with negative attitude. Age (p<0.001) was also significantly associated with poor willingness to participate. Conclusion: Awareness of gamete donation was high among the respondents but the knowledge poor, leading to negative attitude and poor willingness to participate. Public enlightenment on gamete donation for artificial insemination should be intensified.
Bakare OQ, Oluwole EO, Ogunkoya D, Aja C, Thomas J. Knowledge, Attitude and Willingness to Participate in Gamete Donation for Artificial Insemination among Undergraduate Students in Lagos. Annals of Health Research 2022; 8 (4): 277-287.