Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
Domestic Violence Against Infertile Women in Karachi, PakistanAuthor : Neelofar Sami and Tazeen Saeed Ali
Volume 1 No.1 January-June 2012 pp 15-20
This study investigates the prevalence of physical and psychological violence against infertile women in Karachi, Pakistan. A total of 400 infertile women attending the selected infertility clinics in Karachi, Pakistan were interviewed using the to investigate their experiences of physical and psychological violence. Out of 400 infertile women, 278 (64%) reported to be the victims of violence during the last 12 months before they were interviewed. Nearly one quarter (23.1%) reported facing physical violence. All women reported their husbands and their family members to be the perpetrators. It is concluded that Clinicians should identify the abused women and provide them with medical care and supportive counseling.
Physical Violence, Psychological Violence, Women, Infertility