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| Published: March 18, 2019

Impact of Infertility on Mental Health of Women

Ambreen Rashid Khan

Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nimra Iqbal

Behavior Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Islamabad Psychological Center, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Aamir Afzal

Bio-statistician, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.089/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.089

ABSTRACT

This paper examined the impact of infertility on mental health of women. Moreover, it aimed to see the role of demographic variables in the relationship between these variables. The sample comprised of 60 married women, divided into two groups of 30 each i.e. fertile and infertile women. Purposive sampling technique was used for sample collection. The sample of infertile women was drawn from different Gynae Departments of Hospitals of Karachi and the sample of fertile women was drawn from different areas of Karachi. Depression, anxiety and stress was significantly observed more in infertile woman than in fertile woman. Further study must be conduct in multiple setups to know the exact figure in other regions of the country to address the variables which are responsible for depression, stress and anxiety among infertile women. This also included rehabilitation and capacity building programs among infertile woman so that they live with a normal routine of quality of life.  

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Nimra Iqbal @ nimra.iqbal@rocketmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.089/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.089

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019

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