International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Indian Women’s Perspectives on Reproduction and Childlessness: Narrative Analysis
Kirti Mishra, Anubhuti Dubey

The present study attempted to explore the perspectives of Indian women on reproduction and childlessness. 250 women were requested to enlighten by their views about reproduction and infertility, using an open ended interview which had four questions. The narrative analysis revealed social, religious and medical issues influences their views regarding conception and childlessness. Results suggested that having a baby is essential and valuable for women as they are symbols of motherhood. Baby brings honor and esteem for females in the eyes of in-laws. Most of the women followed religious activities as well as medical treatment for conception and to overcome infertility.

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