Abortion in Asia : Local Dilemmas, Global Politics Paperback / softback
Edited by Andrea Whittaker
Part of the Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives series
The issue of abortion forces a confrontation with the effects of poverty and economic inequalities, local moral worlds, and the cultural and social perceptions of the female body, gender, and reproduction.
Based on extensive original field research, this provocative collection presents case studies from Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and India.
It includes powerful insight into the conditions and hard choices faced by women and the circumstances surrounding unplanned pregnancies.
It explores the connections among poverty, violence, barriers to access, and the politics and strategies involved in abortion law reform.
The contributors analyze these issues within the broader conflicts surrounding women's status, gender roles, religion, nationalism and modernity, as well as the global politics of reproductive health.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 270 pages
- Publisher: Berghahn Books
- Publication Date: 06/12/2012
- Category: Ethical issues: abortion & birth control
- ISBN: 9780857457950