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By Andrzej Kulczycki Ph.D. (auth.), Andrzej Kulczycki (eds.)

In this booklet, top lecturers and practitioners within the box of reproductive future health handle subject matters reminiscent of birth control, abortion, sexually transmitted infections, maternal and prenatal healthiness, sexuality and reproductive rights by way of studying a couple of serious concerns in those parts. The authors describe new learn, establish gaps and priorities in coverage and perform, and illustrate cutting edge recommendations.

The publication extra addresses such present imperatives as knowing the social meanings of emergency birth control, measuring gender-based violence, enhancing reproductive healthiness governance, strengthening overall healthiness platforms and prone, and redressing institutional limitations.

The booklet additionally assesses how reproductive healthiness courses could be reconfigured to new demanding situations resembling these posed via weather swap, weak adolescence in fragile states, and hazards from new infertility remedies.

Using a wealthy and sundry set of situations, a wide public future health and social technological know-how standpoint, and novel methodological ways, this booklet questions universal assumptions, illustrates potent options and units out examine, coverage, and programmatic agendas for the current and future.

This is a entire quantity which gives a worthy source to researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers and scholars, in addition to an individual learning or advocating for reproductive health.

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In the following sections, I illustrate this proposition by reflecting on some of the ways in which the public health community in general and the reproductive health community in particular may miscommunicate with and/or misunderstand the people it seeks to help. This is of more than intellectual interest; it is also of practical policy interest and underlines the value of qualitative, culturally sensitive, anthropological explorations in public health. It also underlines the need for more innovative methods of diagnosis and treatment.

In Egypt and Jordan, the only two Arab countries with nationally representative data, about one–third of ever-married women have reported being beaten at least once by their husbands since marriage, and most ever-married women accepted at least one posited reason for wife-beating (Boy and Kulczycki 2008). The present study seeks to extend the limited body of research on spousal violence in the MENA region by specifically examining this phenomenon during pregnancy. The chapter investigates prevalence, risk factors, victim characteristics, as well as some salient health-related outcomes and attitudes associated with spousal physical violence during pregnancy.

Higher prevalence rates tend to be associated with more inclusive definitions of abuse and low income of respondents. Despite an increase in research and discussion about the prevalence, determinants, and impacts of IPV in many countries, there is a dearth of studies conducted in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). However, the limited regional literature shows that IPV is common, severe, widely justified, and chronically underreported (Boy and Kulczycki 2008). It also occurs in all age and social strata.

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