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Perceptions and experiences of women in karachi, pakistan regarding secondary infertility: results from a community-based qualitative study.

Sami N, Saeed Ali T - Obstet Gynecol Int (2012)

Bottom Line: The knowledge of women about the causes and scientific treatment options for infertility was limited resulting in inclination for traditional unsafe health care.Infertility was stated to result in marital instability, stigmatization and abuse specially for women with no live child.Conclusions.

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Affiliation: Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan.

ABSTRACT
Background. The prevalence of infertility in Pakistan is 22% with primary infertility at 4% and secondary infertility at 18%. This study explored perceptions and experiences of women in Karachi, Pakistan regarding the causes, treatment-seeking behavior for and consequences of secondary infertility. Methods. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with married women explored their perceptions and experiences for issues related to secondary infertility. Results. The knowledge of women about the causes and scientific treatment options for infertility was limited resulting in inclination for traditional unsafe health care. Infertility was stated to result in marital instability, stigmatization and abuse specially for women with no live child. Conclusions. Since infertility can have a serious effect on both the psychological well-being and the social status of women in Pakistan, effective interventions are the need of the day. There is a dire need for health education and counseling to be integrated into infertility management plans.

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Analytical process of FGDs and IDIs.
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Mentions: Content analysis was done manually. The core FGD and interview guidelines were represented by nodes. From these responses (subnodes) and relevant themes were extracted. (Figure 1).


Perceptions and experiences of women in karachi, pakistan regarding secondary infertility: results from a community-based qualitative study.

Sami N, Saeed Ali T - Obstet Gynecol Int (2012)

Analytical process of FGDs and IDIs.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3306922&req=5

fig1: Analytical process of FGDs and IDIs.
Mentions: Content analysis was done manually. The core FGD and interview guidelines were represented by nodes. From these responses (subnodes) and relevant themes were extracted. (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: The knowledge of women about the causes and scientific treatment options for infertility was limited resulting in inclination for traditional unsafe health care.Infertility was stated to result in marital instability, stigmatization and abuse specially for women with no live child.Conclusions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan.

ABSTRACT
Background. The prevalence of infertility in Pakistan is 22% with primary infertility at 4% and secondary infertility at 18%. This study explored perceptions and experiences of women in Karachi, Pakistan regarding the causes, treatment-seeking behavior for and consequences of secondary infertility. Methods. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with married women explored their perceptions and experiences for issues related to secondary infertility. Results. The knowledge of women about the causes and scientific treatment options for infertility was limited resulting in inclination for traditional unsafe health care. Infertility was stated to result in marital instability, stigmatization and abuse specially for women with no live child. Conclusions. Since infertility can have a serious effect on both the psychological well-being and the social status of women in Pakistan, effective interventions are the need of the day. There is a dire need for health education and counseling to be integrated into infertility management plans.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus