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Research Article

Greek Medical Students Knowledge and Attitudes towards Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Greek Medical Students and ART)

Vassiliki Fotopoulou1, Anthia Chasiakou1, Alexandros Gryparis2 and Stavroula Baka1*

1Department of Biopathology, Aretaieio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

2Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

*Corresponding Author:
Stavroula Baka
Associate Professor, Department of Bio pathology
Aretaieio Hospital
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens, Greece
Tel: 302107286150
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: August 18, 2015; Accepted date: August 20, 2015; Published date: August 27, 2015

Citation: Fotopoulou V, Chasiakou A, Gryparis A, Baka S (2015) Greek Medical Student’s Knowledge and Attitudes towards Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Greek Medical Students and ART). J Women’s Health Care 4:268. doi:10.4172/2167-0420.1000268

Copyright: © 2015 Fotopoulou V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: Infertility is a common medical condition with different implications. Previous work has demonstrated that university students present significant gaps in their perception regarding infertility and assisted reproduction technologies (ART), and postpone parenthood until the completion of their studies or even after achieving a stable career. We aimed to assess female medical students’ knowledge and attitudes toward assisted reproduction, fertility preservation and infertility treatments, and possible impact on career and family planning.
Methods: We recruited students aged 18 to 26 years old, who completed a questionnaire regarding female fertility, ART and impact on future planning. Results: Most of the 422 respondents were aware of ART, but were not familiar with ovarian tissue cryopreservation and vitrification. Almost 50% of participants agreed to evaluate their ovarian reserve. However, if informed of a decreased ovarian reserve, 60% would consider conceiving earlier, 70% to cryopreserve oocytes and 80% to adopt, while only a small percentage would stop or postpone education or career to build a family.
Conclusions: Greek medical students were aware of ART and interested in ovarian reserve testing. Gaps in knowledge about novel methods and procedures regarding ART and female fertility were identified.

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