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Title Cultural perspectives on reproductive health / edited by Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001

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Description x, 333 pages ; 24 cm
Series International studies in demography
International studies in demography.
Contents Introduction / Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer -- pt. I. Professional and Lay Models of Reproductive Health, Illness, and Therapy. 1. Weakness ('Ashaktapana') and Reproductive Health among Women in a Slum Population in Mumbai / Radhika Ramasubban and Bhanwar Rishyasringa. 2. Nutrition and Reproduction: The Socio-cultural Context of Food Behaviour in Rural South India / Inge Hutter. 3. 'Rariu Doesn't Rhyme with Western Medicine': Lay Beliefs and Illness Networks in Kenya / Nancy Luke, Ina Warriner and Susan Cotts Watkins. 4. Money, Marriage, and Morality: Constraints of IVF Treatment-Seeking among Infertile Egyptian Couples / Marcia C. Inhorn. 5. Risk, Vulnerability, Harm Reduction: Preventing STIs in Southeast Asia by Antibiotic Prophylaxis, a Misguided Practice / Mark Nichter -- pt. II. Discourse, Practice, and Reproductive Choices. 6. Managing 'the Missing Girls' in Chinese Population Discourse / Susan Greenhalgh. 7. Reproductive Health Counselling in the Islamic Republic of Iran: The Role of Women Mullahs / Homa Hoodfar. 8. Abortion in Egypt: Official Constraints and Popular Practices / Dale Huntington. 9. The Reproductive Consequences of Shifting Ethnic Identity in South Africa / Carol E. Kaufman and Deborah James. 10. Critical Perspectives: The Feminist Critique of Medicine, Medicalization, and the Making of Breast Implant Policy / Nora Jacobson -- pt. III. Culture, Reproduction, and Rights. 11. Two Cultural Approaches for Understanding the Reproductive Health Consequences of Marital Violence in an Indian Area of Mexico / Soledad Gonzalez Montes. 12. Eliminating Stigmatization: Application of the New Genetics in Japan / Margaret Lock. 13. Re-theorizing Reproductive Health and Rights in the Light of Feminist Cross-cultural Research / Rosalind P. Petchesky. 14. Culturalism as Ideology / Didier Fassin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Reproductive health -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Reproductive health -- Social aspects -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Birth control -- Congresses.
Birth control -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Pregnancy.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Fertility.
Infertility.
Women's Health.
Genre/Form Congress.
Kongress 1997.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Obermeyer, Carla Makhlouf.
LC no. 2001277482
ISBN 9780199246892 (alk. paper)
0199246890 (alk. paper)