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September 2020 -
Volume 18, Issue 9

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Original Contribution

Prevalence of Diabetes Distress among People with Type 2 Diabetes at Primary Health Care in Qatar: A cross-sectional Study

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Hani Abdalla, Ahmed Alnuaimi,Alawiya Gadallah, Hagir Salih, Kamar Badei , Mohammed Mushtaha, Ben Illigens
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93850

Risk factors and complications of cataract disease in type two diabetic patients in Taif city

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Amal Saleh Alfaqeeh , Ayman Abdelbaky Atalla, Fatima Moeesh Altalhi, Futoon Abdullah Aljouid, Ohoud Owayedh Almutairi, Rawan Yasseen Bamjboor, Ameerah Saleh Bajaber
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93851

Self-Medication with Antibiotics among Medical Students in Karachi: A Cross-Sectional Institution Based Study
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Hunain Asif, Tafazzul Hyder Zaidi, Kiran Mehtab, Marina Aziz, Khadija Khalid,
Maham Shamim Shaikh, Mahnoor, Sidra Zai, Batool Zehra, Maryam Nadeem,
Mirza Muhammad Hashim, Ramal Fatima, Syed Muhammad Abbas, Warda Batool
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93866

Prevalence and risk factors of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in primary health care centers among subjects examined by abdominal ultrasound in Qatar: A case-control study
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Abdelwahed Samir A. Abougazia , Ahmed Sameer Alnuaimi , Amal Said Mahran , Tamer Fathi Ali , Ahmed Abdelsattar Khedr , Tawhid Mohamed Mowafy
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93852

Fibromyalgia in patients with psoriasis
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Abdulsatar J. Mathkhor. Jinan Q. Mohammed. Abdulnasser H. Abdullah. Amer S. Khudhairy. Hassanain H. Nasrullah
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93853

Covid 19 in the Region or Covid Related Issues

Family Medicine Residents Mentoring During Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond

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Muna Aseel, Fawziya Al Hor, Khalid Al-Karbi, Ahmad Bawazir, Muneera Al-Muhannadi, Isameldin Abdelbagi, Mohamed H. Mahmoud
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93854

Trust and psychological safety in a virtual healthcare team
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Sanjeewa Sumathipala
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93855

Implications of COVID -19 pandemic on Family medicine Residency training program and ACGME requirements at Qatar
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Rasha Moussa, Fawziya Al Hor, Muna Aseel.
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93856

Population and Community Studies

Role of Family Doctors and Primary Health Care in COVID-19 Pandemic

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Faisal Abdullatif Alnaser
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93857

Perceptions of millennials of twenty first century regarding position of women in Pakistani society
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Hana Javed , Tafazzul Hyder Zaidi , Kiran Mehtab
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93858

What a high prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in sickle cell patients
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Mehmet Rami Helvaci, Ramazan Davran, Abdulrazak Abyad, Lesley Pocock
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93859

Clinical Characteristics and Treatment of Cryptorchidism in Adults: Our Experience in Alsaidi hospital, in Aden, Yemen
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Ali Ahmed Salem Hatroom
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93860

Glucose- 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: A review
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Sanjeewa Sumathipala
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93862

Review

Thyroid disease in pregnancy and screening
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Shahzad Ahmed, Kashif Ali Raza
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93861

Irritable bowel syndrome: Clinical review
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Kashif Ali Raza, Shahzad Ahmed
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93863

Early effects of smoking and environmental pollution on lung function, respiratory symptoms and allergic disorders
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Fathi M. El-Gamal, , Ahmed M. Alserihi, Abdullah O. Alhasawi, Abdulrahman S. Alshamrani, Eyad M. Alghamdi, Hussain S. Althumali, Mohammed A. Al-Ghamdi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93867

Case Report

Alopecia Syphilitica: a case report involving hair loss on scalp and eyebrow
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Muhammad Naeem Barg, Waad Ibrahim Kadori
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93864

H Syndrome: A Case Report
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Fadi Farhan Ayyash, Abdalrazzaq Ahmmad Alyassen, Alia Mousa Alkhlaifat, Nasser Eyadeh Banikhaled, Zaid Mousa Ali
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93866



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September 2020 - Volume 18, Issue 9

Perceptions of millennials of twenty first century regarding position of women in Pakistani society

(1) Undergraduate Medical Student, Sindh Medical College, Jinnah Sindh Medical University,Karachi
(2) Associate Professor, Community Medicine Department, Sindh Medical College,
Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi
(3) Professor and Head Of Department, Department of Community Medicine,
Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry, Karachi

Corresponding author:
Dr Syed Tafazzul Hyder Zaidi MBBS, MSPH
Associate Professor, Community Medicine Department,
Sindh Medical College, Jinnah Sindh Medical University,
Karachi
Cell No: 00 92 300 923 26 95
Email: Drtaf2002@yahoo.com

Received: July 2020; Accepted: August 2020; Published: September 1, 2020. Citation: Hana Javed, Tafazzul Hyder Zaidi, Kiran Mehtab. Perceptions of millennials of twenty first century regarding position of women in Pakistani society. World Family Medicine. 2020; 18(9): 67-79 DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93858

Abstract

Introduction: Millennials is a term referring to the people born between 1981–2000. Members of this demographic cohort are known as millennials because they were born around the turn of the third millennium A.D. This generation is generally associated with heightened technical knowledge and most of their active hours are spent on social media. It is a generation which claims to break all stereotypes engrained into our minds by society in the name of “culture”.

Seeing that the reason for women being discriminated within households revolves around the closed, backward concepts of dowry and patriarchy, we targeted an audience of extremely privileged, well educated, socially and culturally aware university students to determine their view point on the issue at hand.

Objective: To determine the perceptions of millennials of twenty first century regarding position of women in Pakistani society in Karachi.

Material and method: A Cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 330 participants from various universities of Karachi. The study was conducted for a period of ten months from February 2019 To November 2019 .The Data was collected from Aligarh Institute of Technology, Bahria University, DHA Suffa University and Institute of Business Administration Karachi. The sample was taken through Non-Probability Purposive Sampling. A Pilot study was conducted to assess the authenticity of the questionnaire. Data collected was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 20, with 95% confidence interval. All ethical considerations were observed.

Results: Regarding faculties of the participants, 48.2% were from Engineering, 17.6% from Commerce, 3.3% from Arts and 30% from other fields. 100% of them were single. 65.5% of our participants thought women in Pakistan are treated differently than men of the same society. 89.1% thought mothers of sons get more respect in family matters and decision making than mothers of daughters while 10.9% thought they didn’t. 85.2% of the participants believe women in Pakistan get treated differently if they become pregnant with daughters as compared to sons. When asked to specify what they meant by being treated differently, 16.97% said that society makes daughter bearing women feel bad, 34.85% thought society made them feel like they are bringing a burden into this world, 22.42% felt that the same level of health care wasn’t provided to such women whereas 25.76% felt that women carrying daughters were treated better than those carrying sons. Only 3.6% of participants said that they would have a softer spot for a woman if she were having a boy, 7.6% said they would have a softer spot if she were having a girl, 24.8% said it wouldn’t matter,

61.5% would care for any expecting woman while 2.4% would not care for any. When asked which parent can naturally decide the gender of a child 58% had misconceptions. 83.33% said men should not remarry a second or third time if they were having only daughters from their first marriage, 4.24% said men should be allowed to do so without prejudice and 12.42% refrained from sharing their point of view. When asked about their ideal family, 5.5% said only 1 child (daughter), 2.1% said only 1 child (son), 87% said both sons and daughters, 2.1% said only sons and 3.3% said they would ideally want only daughters.

Conclusion: The youth of Pakistan are well aware of the social stigmas around them. Even our targeted audience that comprised people living in urban areas have grown up seeing women mistreated for bearing daughters, but our study shows that this generation has realized the fault of their ancestors and there is hope that these young adults would bring a positive change in the future.

Key words: Perceptions, millennial, women status, Pakistani society

 







 


 

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