Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Perceptions and Experiences of Women in Karachi, Pakistan Regarding Secondary Infertility: Results from a Community-Based Qualitative Study

Table 2

Common themes from analysis of FGDs and IDIs.

(1)Causes of secondary infertility
 (i) Magic and spiritual effects
  (ii) Unhygienic practices during menstruation, intrapartum, and postpartum period
  (iii) Contraceptive use
  (iv) Termination of pregnancy
  (v) Sexually transmitted infections
  (vi) Causes in Men
(2)Treatment seeking behavior
  (i) Time period before seeking care
  (ii)Selection of health care provider
  (i) Social consequences
  (ii)Psychological consequences
  (iii) Economic consequences
(4)Adoption as a coping mechanism

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