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Health Policies: Central Asia
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The Soviet Union exercised uniform health policies for women throughout the entire country. An official Soviet ideology declared care for mothers and children as one of the state priorities. Although complete realization of this declaration was far from reality, much progress was made during the last decades of the Soviet era. Trying to involve women in material production and at the same time maintaining high fertility, the Soviet government paid special attention to the systems of childcare, s…

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Aliev, Fuad, “Health Policies: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0173a>
First published online: 2009

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