Published on: October 2017
    Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2017; 3(4):274-276
    Research Article | doi:10.5530/jppcm.2017.4.71

    Burden of Domestic Violence among Infertile Couples in Delhi: A Hospital Based Study

    Authors and affiliation (s):

    Nidhi Budh*1, Sanjay Chaturvedi2, Madhu Upadhyay2, Manjeet Singh Bhatia2, Gita Radhakrishnan2

    1Department of Community Medicine G.S Medical College and Hospital, Hapur, UP, INDIA.

    2Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Science and GTB Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, INDIA.


    Objectives: To determine the magnitude of the domestic violence among couples attending infertility clinic of tertiary care hospital. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 80 infertile couples attending infertility clinic of GTB Hospital Delhi. Results: 11.3% of female had experienced domestic violence; among 11.3%, almost all of them experienced physical hurt. Whereas only 2.5% of male had experienced violence. Conclusion: Females attending infertility clinic are more prone to violence than males. Counselling of couples and screening of domestic violence should be integrated with infertility treatment.

    Key word: Infertility, Couples, Domestic Violence, India.

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