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Table 4 A comparison of mean scores between men and women for answers to hypothetical questions regarding possible future infertility

From: Swedish high school students' knowledge and attitudes regarding fertility and family building

Question Women Men p-value
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
I would consider artificial insemination (in-vitro fertilisation). 6.6 (± 3.3) n = 100 4.3 (± 3.2) n = 141 0.01
I would consider adoption 6.2 (± 3.0) n = 99 3.4 (± 3.0) n = 145 < 0.01
I would abstain from having children 1.8 (± 2.3) n = 95 3.4 (± 3.3) n = 142 < 0.01
  1. Answers given on a visual analogue scale where 0 = "not at all likely" and 10 = "very likely"