The novel coronavirus disease outbreak in late December 2019 soon became a global health emergency. Despite the growing fund of knowledge about the etiology, mode of transmission, diagnosis and management of this threat, much remains unknown and subject to assumptions and anxious concerns. In the absence of firm evidence on the negative effect of the new COVID-19 infection during pregnancy especially during initial stages, we aim to shed light on the knowledge and attitude towards COVID-19 infection among our population of Lebanese pregnant women and women seeking fertility treatment.
Aim: To explore the knowledge and attitude of pregnant women and women seeking fertility treatment
regarding COVID-19 infection.
This study is a cross sectional study conducted at the American University of Beirut
Medical Center Women’s Health Center and Haifa Idriss Fertility unit among Lebanese pregnant women
and women seeking fertility treatment between the age 20-45.
All eligible patients are identified using
the EPIC AUBHealth system. Even numbered patients in the list are contacted
over the phone in listed order until targeted sample size is achieved.
o Pregnant Lebanese women between the ages of 20 and 45 years
o Lebanese women seeking fertility treatment (primary or secondary infertility)
o Age younger than 20 years and older than 45 years
o Fertile non-pregnant women