Abstract on violence against women with infertility
Nagwa A Meguid and Osama Azmy
Socio-cultural factors, such as maintenance of family structure and property, ease of marital arrangements, better relations with in-laws, and financial advantages relating to dowry seem to play a crucial role in the preference of consanguineous marriages in Arab populations. Having children is an essential part of stable marital relationship. Reproduction is a natural biological urge and is the basic human need for a couple but in most of Arab countries including Egypt, only woman is thought to be responsible for producing next generation. Infertility is the inability of a couple in the reproductive age group to achieve pregnancy within 12 months of unprotected intercourse.
Objective: to empower infertile women who exposed to domestic violence in Upper Egypt using mobile phone networking.
Methodology: Mobile phones were used to connect ten mothers suffering infertility condition.
Results: The research work was inspired by the outcomes of this pilot study we have conducted to assess the possible application of ICTs in creating a network of women who can extend peer-support to each other. The pilot study was done on a small scale, where mobile phones were used to connect ten mothers suffering infertility condition.
Conclusion: Mobile phones have facilitated the formation of a community that he mothers gain increased knowledge, improve their morale and come out of their isolation as gained friends. This is a pilot study discovering that Motherhood defines woman’s identity in Egyptian culture. This is specifically unreported problem in Upper Egypt. Supportive counseling should be applied to reduce stress and anxiety due to persistant infertility.
Nagwa Abdel Meguid, Prof of Human Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in the National Research Centre, Egypt
Osama Azmy, Prof. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Research Centre, Head of Reproductive Healh Research Department, National Research Centre, Egypt