2.1 Involuntary Childlessness And Infertility The effects of involuntary childlessness varies by location. India being a largely pronatalist society the effects of being childless has more negative social, cultural, and emotional repercussions for women than perhaps any other condition which is not immediately life threatening and the consequences of which can be devastating . In most Indian cultures, it is equated with ill-luck, being cursed and being a bad omen. These factions of thought have a direct impact on the well being and mental health of the individual in the due course of time.
The impacts are felt and affects in different spheres, the determinants of which are the gender and social role played by the person.