Reproductive Health Issues Of Women Living In Slum Areas Of Karachi

Authors

  • Seema Manzoor Women's Studies University of Karachi
  • Dua -e-Rehma Women's Studies University of Karachi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v3i1.291

Abstract

This study aims to establish the understanding about the reproductive health issues of women living in slum areas of Karachi. It also focuses on the actual problems of women living in slums and their access to health care services. Though women are almost half of the population, but are still the most neglected part of the society. Women in slums are extremely vulnerable to many health issues, because they are considered as the most dysfunctional part of the society. Now the scenario has changed a bit and realization regarding women’s reproductive health issues is recognized globally, but still social, economic and cultural aspects are barriers in their way to access health facilities. By using quantitative research method researcher has analyzed different factors and circumstances which these women are experiencing, and the universe of population for this study is chosen as few slum areas of Karachi, Pakistan. Whereas, convenience and purposive sampling techniques of non-probability sampling method is used in order to collect the data by 100 respondents. In Pakistan and across the world, slums have been the characteristics of an urban setting. The concentration of reproductive health issues of women and adverse environmental circumstances within slums is an increasingly important concern for developing countries like Pakistan.

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Published

2016-06-30

How to Cite

Manzoor, S., & Rehma, D. .- e-. (2016). Reproductive Health Issues Of Women Living In Slum Areas Of Karachi. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 3(1), 37–50. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v3i1.291

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