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Title: Decision making and role playing : young married women’s sexual and reproductive health in Ahmedabad, India
Authors: Sharma, Richa
Keywords: YOUNG MARRIED WOMEN
SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
DECISION-MAKING
OTHER THIRD WORLD WOMEN
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
INDIA
WOMEN
WOMEN'S HEALTH
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
VULNERABLE GROUPS
HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICES
GENDER ROLES
EMPOWERMENT
EARLY MARRIAGE
MARRIAGE CUSTOMS
Date: 2012
Publisher: School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
Abstract: Young women and men are deeply situated in patriarchal systems where core structures of dominations remained unmoved. This thesis aims to better understand the sexual and reproductive health of young women married during their adolescence, in a marginalized Muslim community in a predominantly Hindu state. Capacities to make and assert decisions were largely determined by a need to conform to socialized expectations for their bodies. Interventions focusing on enhancing contraceptive use among adolescents, or addressing their social vulnerabilities through life-skills program is insufficient in this context. Expressed needs were for information on rights, sexual health, coalition building, and increased livelihood opportunities.
Description: Thesis, University of Ottawa, 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48309
Project Number: 106204
Project Title: IDRC Corporate Awards 2010-2011
Access: IDRC Only
Copyright: Richa Sharma
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