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A STUDY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN INFERTILE WOMEN IN EASTERN PART OF UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

*Dr. Anjali Rani and Dr. Heena Mir

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Background: Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after 12 months of unprotected regular sexual intercourse. infertility is a social stigma in India. Women suffering from infertility had to suffer domestic violence. This lead to emotional and social problems in the family. Our aim was to study the prevalence of violence in infertile women. Methods: This was cross-sectional study done on 250 infertile women attending the Out patient department of SSH BHU Varanasi. A questionnaire was made and their age, literacy and education status noted and questions related to the domestic violence that is physical, verbal and emotional violence were asked. This study was done from August 2016 to July 2017. Results: In our study 62% patients were of age group 26-39 years. 96% of infertile women experienced domestic violence. Violence was verbal abuse in (68%) and Physical violence (28%), emotional violence (24%). Mother in law was responsible for abuse in 80% cases. Due to domestic violence infertile women suffered mental depression (40%), unable to attend social functions(56%). Conclusion: Maximum number of the infertile women experience domestic violence in India. The mother in law and husband should be counseled properly. Women empowerment should be done.

Keywords: Infertile Women, Domestic Violence.


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