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Birth Control, Contraception and Women's Rights in SA: A Cape Town Case Study

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dc.contributor.author Lewis, Desirée
dc.contributor.author Salo, Elaine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-23T12:34:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-23T12:34:15Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/715
dc.description.abstract Access to safe birth control methods and knowledge about their effectivity and disadvantages are basic prerequisites for the liberation of women. But the propagation of contraceptive services in South Africa has often adversely affected black women's health and has largely ignored their needs for education and personal choice. Focusing on interviews with a cross-section of the residents of Heideveld, a coloured township in Cape Town, this study isolates some of the patterns surrounding contraceptive facilities and methods. Most of the interviewees depend on state-run health services and have limited access to private health care. The study concentrates on women's experiences and identifies some of the more insidious forms of violence against women. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity;No. 17 pp. 59-68
dc.subject Birth Control en_US
dc.subject Contraception en_US
dc.subject Women's Rights en_US
dc.subject Liberation en_US
dc.subject State-run health en_US
dc.title Birth Control, Contraception and Women's Rights in SA: A Cape Town Case Study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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