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Experiences of abortion in Nepal and menstrual regulation in Bangladesh: a gender analysis

Bhandari, A., Horn, N.M., Rashid, S. and Theobald, Sally ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9053-211X (2008) 'Experiences of abortion in Nepal and menstrual regulation in Bangladesh: a gender analysis'. Gender and Development, Vol 16, Issue 2, pp. 257-272.

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Abstract

The extent to which abortion and menstrual regulation services are safe, legal, and women-friendly is a strong proxy of gender equity. This article draws on women's voices from Nepal and Bangladesh to illustrate that even where services are provided legally, women can still face multiple barriers to access to services, and problematic quality of care. This is exacerbated by the stigma which surrounds these services. Stigma is directly related to gender inequality, and is constructed at both the community and provider level. It is imperative to overcome these barriers by promoting gender equality across the board, in all services and all contexts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 309 Women's health
WP Gynecology > Contraception > WP 630 Contraception
WQ Obstetrics > Obstetric Surgical Procedures > WQ 440 Induction of labor. Therapeutic abortion. Techniques of induced abortion
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > International Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1080/13552070802120434
Depositing User: Ms Julia Martin
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2010 15:15
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:00
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1085

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