Infertility A Stigma of Life

Infertility A Stigma of Life


Infertility is a major life event that brings about social and psychological problems.

Main themes include:

  1. Cognitive reactions of infertility (mental engagement; psychological turmoil).
  2. Emotional-affective reactions of infertility (fear, anxiety and worry; loneliness and guilt).

In Pakistan parenthood is almost an obsession. According to a report of Express tribune in year 2017, about 21.7 per cent of all couples in Pakistan are unable to have children and most of these couples unfortunately are faced with an extreme social stigma. But every dark cloud has a silver lining and in this ray of despair ICSI is like a miracle. It is an appropriate treatment for couples suffering from infertility. This treatment involves injecting a single sperm directly into an egg. The fertilized egg (embryo) is then transferred in to womb (uterus).It gives a chance of conceiving genetic child when other fertility treatments options are unlikely to do so.


By -Dr. Ayesha Maqbool

ACIMC Lahore, Coordinator (MBBS)

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