International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2019, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B
A study on psycho-social consequences of infertility in rural area
Author(s): Saumya Singh and Anima Prasad
Abstract: In India, childbearing is a yardstick to measure a women’s worth. Infertility has devastating emotional and social consequences, especially in rural areas. This study aims to explore the psycho-social effects of infertility in rural India. A structured questionnaire was designed, and women attending the infertility clinic of hospital from November 2017 to May 2018 were recruited. The Conventional Qualitative Content Analysis (CQCA) method was used for analysis. The study revealed that the infertile women are subjected to verbal and physical abuse, threats of divorce as well as social exclusion. Infertile women suffer from anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, some even develop suicidal tendencies.