The Impact of Epilepsy on Arranged Matrimony in India.
The Impact of Epilepsy on Arranged Matrimony in India. A Descriptive Study and Formulation of Recommendations
1 August 2014
Grant: Grand Challenges Small Grants
Year awarded: 2014/15
Amount awarded: £4,000
Negative attitudes to epilepsy have led to stigmatization in education, marriage and employment. Until recently, marriages were either forbidden or invalidated because of epilepsy. Western countries have experienced both positive legislative reform and improvements in public attitudes regarding marriage and epilepsy. However, in many South Asian countries (e.g., India), the stigmatization potential for epilepsy is huge and marriage rates in PWE are abysmally low.
Outputs and Impacts
Three academic publications in Epilepsy & Behaviour
- Marriage in epilepsy: The impact of the question in knowledge, attitude, and practice surveys (2018)
- The dilemma of arranged marriages in people with epilepsy. An expert group appraisal (2016)
- Arranged marriages in people with epilepsy: A pilot knowledge, attitudes and practices survey from India (2016)