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Biography

Azmat Khan is an experienced senior consultant with over 30 years of clinical practice in OB-GYN, leadership, management and postgraduate and undergraduate medical education. He was trained in the UK with accreditation.  He holds management degree from the Institute of Healthcare Management, Aga Khan University, Pakistan and is Assistant Professor School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Abstract

Objective To estimate the prevalence of sexual abuse among married female healthcare (nurses and doctors) providers in tertiary care hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan perpetrated by family members.

Design A descriptive cross-sectional study was done by using a random sample technique.

Setting One public and two private tertiary healthcare hospitals from Karachi, Pakistan

Population 350 married female nurses and doctors were recruited.

Methods Descriptive and unvaried statistical methods used to analyze data.

Conclusions In conclusion, nurses and doctors are victims of sexual abuse, because of socio-demographic factors such as extended family, educated and professional. The study participants were confronting to sexual abuse as the same level as those who were uneducated and poor. DV (Prevention and Protection) Act 2012 has been passed but needs strategies and commitment for enforcement.