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Maternity and reproductive health in Asian societies

Author: Pranee Liamputtong; Lenore Manderson
Publisher: Australia : Harwood Academic, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pranee Liamputtong; Lenore Manderson
ISBN: 9057020211 9789057020216
OCLC Number: 36008796
Description: xi, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Japanese women's views on having children: the concepts of sazu-kara and tsuku-ru / Makiko Nakayama --
Of blood and foetuses: female fertility and women's reproductive health in a North Balinese village / Megan Jennaway --
Health beliefs and the use of antenatal care among pregnant women in southern Thailand / Sansnee Jirojwong --
Use of health services by Filipino women during childbearing episodes / Josefina Cabigon --
Journey to the land of light: birth among Hmong women / Particia V. Symonds --
A baby is born in Site 2 Camp: pregnancy, birth and confinement among Cambodian refugee women / Kimberley Townsend and Pranee Liamputtong Rice --
Healers and modern health services: antenatal, birthing and postpartum care in rural East Lombok, Indonesia / Jocelyn Grace --
Women as "good citizens": maternal and child health in a Sasak village / Cynthia L. Hunter --
Tso Yueh-tzu (sitting the month) in contemporary Taiwan / Cordia Chu. White blood and falling wombs: ethnogynaecology in northeast Thailand / Andrea Whittaker --
"No problem": reproductive tract infections in Indonesia / Valerie Hull, Ninuk Widyantoro and Tamara Fetters --
Blood beliefs ina transitional culture in northeastern Thailand / Siriporn Chirawatkul --
Only when I have borne all my children!: the menopause in Hmong women / Pranee Liamputtong Rice --
"Vectors" and "protectors": women and HIV/AIDS in the Lao People's Democratic Republic / Angela Savage.
Responsibility: edited by Pranee Liamputtong Rice and Lenore Manderson.

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