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Cultural perspectives on reproductive health / edited by Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer.

Contributor(s): IUSSP Committee on Reproductive HealthMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: International studies in demographyPublication details: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001. Description: x, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0199246890; 9780199246892 Subject(s): Reproductive health -- Social aspects -- Congresses | Reproductive health -- Social aspects -- Developing countries -- Congresses | Birth control -- Congresses | Birth control -- Developing countries -- CongressesDDC classification: 363.96 LOC classification: HQ766.5.D44 | C84 2001Online resources: Table of Contents only | Table of Contents only | Publisher description | Contributor biographical information | WorldCat details
Contents:
TOC 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.
Summary: Aimed at those with an interest in reproductive health issues, this collection of writings explores the ways in which culture shapes the specific connections between reproductive events and health outcomes around the world.
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Based on a seminar organised by the Reproductive Health Committee of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population at Kwa Maritane, South Africa in June 1997.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

TOC 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.

Aimed at those with an interest in reproductive health issues, this collection of writings explores the ways in which culture shapes the specific connections between reproductive events and health outcomes around the world.

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