OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OF WOMEN: ANALYZING PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS ON THEIR HEALTH

  • Dr. Rukhsana
  • Dr. Shagufta Nasreen
  • Dr. Shazia Sharafat

Abstract

Occupational health endorsed with the promotion and satisfactory level of physical; mental and social security of men and women at workplace. This paper specifically focusing on women occupational health which are involved in agricultural work, it is observed that women working environment in farms is unsafe, have double burden to look up orchids and farms and their primary responsibilities to look after household economy. The main purpose of the study to highlight the health issues both physical and psychological impact of women working in agriculture sector. Women working in agriculture selected through purposive sampling, 200 women were interviewed as a sample of the study. The study finds out that women faced various physical problems like musculoskeletal, throat sore, backache, breathing problem, allergy, skin diseases including reproductive health issues. It is suggested that empowered women agricultural workers build their capacity for safe and decent working conditions in order to deal with occupational diseases.

Author Biographies

Dr. Rukhsana
Dr. Rukhsana is Ex-Teaching Associate at the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, Karachi University.
Dr. Shagufta Nasreen
Dr. Shagufta Nasreen is Assistant Professor in the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi.

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Published
2022-01-15