Received: 15 April 2022
Accepted: 2 November 2022
First Online: 14 November 2022
: Ethics approval was obtained from Aga Khan University Ethical Review Committee (ERC - 2020-1197-10212). Both written and oral consent were obtained from the participants by the first author who also explained the study, procedures, and risks and benefits associated with taking part in the study. Risks were minimal, however; those who were uncomfortable, uneasy, or reluctant to discuss their family life, personal issues and mental health could refuse to participate at all stages of the research. Participants were informed that all information would be treated confidentially. No monetary compensation was offered, however; counselling was offered free of cost to all individuals identified having depressive symptoms or those who required support during and following interviews. Participants were aware that there were no direct benefits by participating in the study but providing them with an opportunity to talk about intimate concerns may contribute to their mental wellbeing.
: All authors consented for publication.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.