Rabat - Infertility is on the rise in Morocco, says a new study on the percentage of Moroccan couples who are having hard time conceiving.
Rabat – Infertility is on the rise in Morocco, says a new study on the percentage of Moroccan couples who are having hard time conceiving.
Up 17 per cent of Moroccan couples between the age of 25-to-45 are experiencing infertility, according to a research supported by the World Health Organization (WHO). The figures have also shown that 825,000 Moroccans are having difficulty conceiving.
The figures were provided by a number of Moroccan institutions specializing in the reproductive medicine on the sidelines of a meeting in Casablanca in preparation for the week of infertility to be held next week in Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakech.
“Women are often seen as the sole responsible when the child does not arrive,” said Dr. Omar Sefrioui, President of the Moroccan Society of Reproductive Medicine (SMMR). “This is not just a woman’s problem. The couple shares responsibility.”
The week of infertility will present the results of a national survey on infertility based on a panel of 700 couples between the age of 25 and 45.
The objective of the survey is to measure the prevalence of infertility in the population and to discover why the numbers of infertile couples are on the rise in Morocco.