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Male reproductive health challenges: appraisal of wives coping strategies

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Title
Male reproductive health challenges: appraisal of wives coping strategies
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Reproductive Health, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12978-017-0341-2
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Emmanuel O. Amoo, Adekunbi K. Omideyi, Theophilus O. Fadayomi, Mofoluwake P. Ajayi, Gbolahan A. Oni, Adenike E. Idowu

Abstract

Systematic studies on the association between men's sexual dysfunction (low sexual desire, ejaculation disorders, erectile dysfunctions, genital ulcers, testicular disorders, prostate cancer or sexually transmitted infections) and marital conflict are emerging. However, the coping strategies adopted by wives in such circumstances are not commonly reported in the literature. Male sexual functioning is vital to the marital relationship, lack of it can result in intolerable cohabitation or relationship breakdown, and could also cause infertility, infidelity, and arouse stigma in Nigeria. The understanding of coping strategies by female partners could guide in the counselling and treatment of men's sexual health problems. Effective coping has the potential to lessen or prevent negative outcomes, and thereby could reduce marital conflict. This study examined the coping strategies adopted by women whose husbands have reproductive health challenges in two of the five states with the highest proportion of divorce/separation in Nigeria. Four focus group discussions were conducted in two local government areas. The women were recruited from a quantitative couple-study for men with sexual health problems. Focus group responses were transcribed and analysed using systematic-content-analysis with thematic organisation of the summaries and systematic typologies of participants' responses. The results revealed the coping strategies employed by women in this environment: seeking guidance from their religious leaders and family doctors, physical-sexual-therapy, abstinence and concubinage. The participants indicated that they encountered difficulties in discussing their husbands' sexual health problems with a third party. The study concludes that husband's sexual ability is crucial to the sustenance of the marital relationship. Religious leaders and family doctors often serve as mediators to husband-wife conflict management. Counselling is recommended in cases of sexual health problems. Husbands should be encouraged to seek treatment and share their sexual challenges with their spouse. The medical officers and religious leaders could also be trained in family-conflict management.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 145 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 13%
Researcher 18 12%
Student > Bachelor 15 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 8%
Other 22 15%
Unknown 38 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 19%
Social Sciences 20 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 13%
Psychology 16 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 3%
Other 16 11%
Unknown 43 30%

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#8,948,588
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#620
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#178,279
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#14
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