Gynaecological morbidities among married women and husband’s behaviour: Evidence from a community-based study

Tazeen Saeed Ali, Neelofar Sami, Adil Ali Saeed, Parveen Ali

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Aim: To determine the association between gynaecological morbidities and IPV among married women specifically, with attention to the attitudes of the husband and the degree of satisfaction in a marital relationship. Design: Cross-sectional study design. Methods: Data were collected using face-to-face interviews with married women aged 15–49 years, living in selected communities. Information was collected on demographic characteristics, gynaecological morbidities and IPV using a self-developed tool. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. Results: Logistic Regression showed a significant association between physical violence and burning micturition, increased urinary frequency, constant dribbling of urine, genital ulcers, lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge and painful coitus (OR: 1.41–1.84). A significant association between sexual and psychological abuse was also found with burning micturition (OR: 1.41) and dribbling of urine (OR: 0.12). Since gynaecological morbidities can have a serious effect on the psychological, physical well-being, and the social status of women in Pakistan; effective interventions are imperative in dealing with their symptoms and decreasing their emergence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-561
Number of pages9
JournalNursing Open
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • gynaecological morbidities
  • intimate partner violence
  • psycho-social impact


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