Access Barriers of Infertility Services for Urban and Rural Patients

Binarwan Halim, Ermi Girsang, Sri Lestari R. Nasution, Chrismis Novalinda Ginting

Abstract

The infertility problem is faced by 15-20% of couples of childbearing age that have an impact on couples social and psychological problems, families and communities. Infertility services in Indonesia are not well distributed and most are in urban areas. The infertility services in rural areas are normally difficult to access. This study aims to detect differences in barriers to access the infertility services in urban and rural communities who seek treatment at IVF Clinic. The study was conducted by quantitative methods using a questionnaire. A total of 130 respondents were divided into two groups each 65 respondents for rural and urban, respectively. The analyzed variables include knowledge, economic status, geography, social culture, psychological, and religious. The data obtained were analyzed by chi-square and multivariate. It was found three out of six significant variables (p = 0.014, p = 0.023 and p = 0.005) in multivariate analysis which are the economic level, geographic location, and socio-cultural with an OR values of 2.606, 3.905, and 5.299, respectively. The economic status in urban areas was higher than rural, geographical barriers in rural areas were more than urban, and socio-cultural barriers with less support in rural compared to urban areas.

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in Harvard Style

Halim B., Girsang E., R. Nasution S. and Ginting C. (2020). Access Barriers of Infertility Services for Urban and Rural Patients.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Medical, Biological Engineering, and Pharmaceutical - Volume 1: HIMBEP, ISBN 978-989-758-500-5, pages 149-157. DOI: 10.5220/0010291901490157


in Bibtex Style

@conference{himbep20,
author={Binarwan Halim and Ermi Girsang and Sri Lestari R. Nasution and Chrismis Novalinda Ginting},
title={Access Barriers of Infertility Services for Urban and Rural Patients},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Medical, Biological Engineering, and Pharmaceutical - Volume 1: HIMBEP,},
year={2020},
pages={149-157},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010291901490157},
isbn={978-989-758-500-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Medical, Biological Engineering, and Pharmaceutical - Volume 1: HIMBEP,
TI - Access Barriers of Infertility Services for Urban and Rural Patients
SN - 978-989-758-500-5
AU - Halim B.
AU - Girsang E.
AU - R. Nasution S.
AU - Ginting C.
PY - 2020
SP - 149
EP - 157
DO - 10.5220/0010291901490157