Delaying the First Pregnancy: A Survey in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Bangladesh


  
Abstract

  Childbearing in adolescence, a common practice in south Asia, can adversely affect the health of both mother and child. This qualitative study was conducted in three sites in India and Bangladesh where low birth weight is prevalent to explore the ability of newly-weds to negotiate the timing of their first pregnancy. The pattern in each site generally reflected prevailing social views on contraception, childbearing and couple communication.

Source
http://www.frhsindia.org/library/Delaying%20the%20First%20Pregnancy%20A%20Survey%20in%20Maharashtra,%20Rajasthan%20and%20Bangladesh.pdf
Author

Kavita Sethuraman, Lokesh Gujjarappa, Nandita Kapadia-Kundu, Ruchira Naved, Alka Barua, Prachi Khoche, Shahana Parveen

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

Economic and Political Weekly Hitkari House, 284, Shahid Bhagatsingh Road,, Mumbai 400 001 email: circulation@epw.org.in

Year Of Publication

2007