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Papuan Perspectives on Family Planning, Fertility and Birth Control

Munro, Jenny


Papuan perspectives on family planning have historically emphasised political concerns that reflect the tensions between the Indonesian state and indigenous rights � Papuans have questioned both the need for them to limit their population size and the propriety of the state to intervene in their reproductive matters. Family planning in Indonesia is said to have stagnated, and rates of contraceptive use in Tanah Papua are considerably lower than the Indonesian average. A revived family planning...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f2003d573e10
Access Rights: Open Access


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