Infertility is a major reproductive health problem throughout much of the world. Despite the prevalence and seriousness of infertility, the population and reproductive health field has largely neglected this problem. National policies and international donor organizations have been one-sided in their focus on programs designed to prevent unwanted pregnancies. This issue of Quality/Calidad/Qualité, with clinic-based narratives and case reports from India and Nigeria, illustrates what is involved in trying to address the problem of infertility in developing countries. A possible framework for incorporating limited infertility care into a family planning or reproductive health program includes providing education and counseling, preliminary clinical services, referrals, and prevention of infertility.
Friday, Okonofua and Bishakha Datta. 2002. "What about us? Bringing infertility into reproductive health care," Quality/Calidad/Qualité no. 13. New York: Population Council.