4.5 million Ghanaians are infertile - Top fertility doctor reveals new finding

4.5 million Ghanaians are infertile - Top fertility doctor reveals new finding

According to fertility specialist at a top hospital in Accra, about 4.5 million Ghanaians, or 15% of the the population is infertile.

According to the chief executive of the Lister Hospital, Dr Edem Hiadzi, about 15% of Ghana's population or roughly 4.5 million, are infertile adults who cannot procreate.

In a report by Myjoyonline.com, Dr Hiadzi attributes the problem of not being able to bear children to poor diet, stress and alcoholism.

But luckily, certain medical services can reverse the fortunes of some infertile adults.

“Current research has shown that both women and men when there is a problem of infertility in the family.

Many years ago, it was thought that the burden was the woman’s, but now we know that the man is equally responsible," Dr. Hiadzi was quoted as saying.

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"Over the years, lifestyle modification, use of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes; all these tend to decrease the sperm count of the man,’’ he continued.

Dr. Hiadzi noted that although medical help is on offer it behoves on adults to lead responsible lives in order to find themselves in desperate need for children.

Meanwhile, police in Ebonyi state in Nigeria have arrested a man for allegedly causing the death of his pregnant wife.

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The man was reported to the police by residents in his place of living in Ebonyi state, where the wife died. The man had allegedly caused his wife's death by insisting that she gives birth to their child at home.

According to reports, the man had allegedly watched as his wife bled to death in front of the fake midwife he found to deliver the baby.

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