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Women's role in reproductive health decision making and vulnerability to STD and HIV/AIDS in Ekiti, Nigeria

Orubuloye, I. O; Oguntimehin, F; Sadiq, T


An exploratory study of women’s role in reproductive decision making in Ekiti shows that women in the state are increasingly taking active decisions on matters affecting their daily lives. More women than ever before believed that they could take decisions on family size, when to have a baby and choice of spacing period. The cultural barrier against short postpartum abstinence appeared to have diminished and sex during lactation was not considered a major cultural and religious taboo. Knowledge...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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