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Title Maternity and reproductive health in Asian societies / edited by Pranee Liamputtong Rice and Lenore Manderson
Published Amsterdam : Harwood Academic Publishers, [1996]
©1996

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Description x, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Japanese women's views on having children: the concepts of sazu-kara and tsuku-ru / Mukiko Nakayama -- 2. Of blood and fetuses: female fertility and women's reproductive health in a North Balinese village / Megan Jennaway -- 3. Health beliefs and the use of antenatal care among pregnant women in southern Thailand / Sansnee Jirojwong -- 4. Use of health services by Filipino women during childbearing episodes / Josefina Cabigon -- 5. Journey to the land of light: birth among Hmong women / Patricia V. Symonds -- 6. A baby is born in Site 2 Camp: pregnancy, birth and confinement among Cambodian refugee women / Kimberley Townsend and Pranee Liamputtong Rice -- 7. Healers and modern health services: antenatal, birthing and postpartum care in rural East Lombok, Indonesia / Jocelyn Grace -- 8. Women as "good citizens": maternal and child health in a Sasak village / Cynthia L. Hunter -- 9. Tso-Yueh-tzu (sitting the month) in contemporary Taiwan / Cordia Chu -- 10. White blood and falling wombs: ethnogyneacology in northeast Thailand / Andrea Whittaker -- 11. "No problem": reproductive tract infections in Indonesia / Valerie Hull, Ninuk Widyantoro and Tamara Fetters -- 12. Blood beliefs in a transitional culture in northeastern Thailand / Siriporn Chirawatkul -- 13. Only when I have borne all my children!: the menopause in Hmong women / Pranee Liamputtong Rice -- 14. "Vectors" and "Protectors": women and HIV/AIDS in the Lao People's Democratic Republic / Angela Savage. E
Summary This collection examines enduring and topical questions in sexual and reproductive health in a range of contemporary Asian cultures. Beliefs and practices surrounding conception, pregnancy, birth and confinement are studied in culturally specific contexts in Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia. Important and widely applicable health issues are also addressed, including the perception and management of HIV/AIDS, experiences of menopause and the interaction of cosmopolitan ('Western') medicine with traditional healthcare
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Birth customs -- Southeast Asia.
Childbirth -- Southeast Asia.
Gynecologic nursing -- Southeast Asia.
Sexual health -- Pacific Area.
Sexual health -- Southeast Asia.
Maternal and infant welfare -- Southeast Asia.
Maternal health services -- Southeast Asia.
Maternity nursing -- Southeast Asia.
Motherhood -- Pacific Area.
Motherhood -- Southeast Asia.
Obstetrics -- Pacific Area.
Obstetrics -- Southeast Asia.
Pregnancy -- Southeast Asia.
Pregnancy.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Genital Diseases, Female -- ethnology.
Mothers.
Perinatal Care.
Asia, Southeastern.
Asia, Southeastern -- ethnology.
Author Liamputtong, Pranee, 1955-
Manderson, Lenore.
ISBN 9057020211