SOCI 418/448 Culture and Reproductive Health


Definition of basic concepts: Culture and reproductive health; Culture, empowerment and development approaches; Reproductive health trends and prevalence; Components of reproductive health; HIV and AIDS, Inequalities and reproductive health; Biological differences and gender inequalities; Individual, household and policy level inequalities; Cultural contexts of reproductive health: family and kinship, marriage, status of females, culture and sexuality, cultural practices and issues of vulnerability; Major socio-economic issues: poverty, unemployment, education and illiteracy, women’s equity issues; Health care situation of women; Cultural and societal diversities in reproductive health; Reproductive health services/ programmes and policy issues.