Reproductive Rights in a Global Context: South Africa, Uganda, Peru, Denmark, United States, Vietnam, Jordan

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Vanderbilt University Press, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 289 pages
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2006

Traveling alone when she was between 17 and 22, with no institutional affiliation and no financial assistance, the author visited five developing countries and two developed ones on five continents. Her goal was to extend her own experience in an abortion clinic in Portland, Oregon. Lara Knudsen interviewed over 90 women's rights activists, health professionals, NGO workers, and government officials, gaining a sense of both official policies and the actual delivery of services in local clinics. The book places the experiences of women within the global context of how international population control agendas have influenced women's reproductive rights in the past, and how the changing international discourse on reproductive health continues to influence those rights today.
  

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Contents

South Africa
11
Uganda
40
Peru
67
Denmark
92
United States
109
Vietnam
139
Jordan
168
Commonalities across Borders
197
Figures and Graphs
205
CountrySpecific Contact Lists
209
Notes
219
Bibliographies
255
Index
283
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About the author (2006)

Lara M. Knudsen, from Portland, Oregon, graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont in 2003. She is currently a student of medicine and public health at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and plans to pursue a career in women's health.

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