Domestic Violence Against Infertile Women in Karachi, Pakistan


  • Neelofar Sami Department of Community Health Sciences, Agakhan University, Karachi - 748 000, Pakistan
  • Tazeen Saeed Ali School of Nursing, Agakhan University, karachi - 748 000, Pakistan



Physical Violence, Psychological Violence, Women, Infertility


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.


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How to Cite

Sami, N., & Saeed Ali, T. (2012). Domestic Violence Against Infertile Women in Karachi, Pakistan. Asian Review of Social Sciences, 1(1), 15–20.