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Health Practices: Southeast Asia and Australia
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This entry discusses the health and gender status of Muslim women living in the Southeast Asian region, with a particular focus on reproductive health and reproductive rights. The six countries included are Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. For ease of discussion the countries are broken into two groups. Group A constitutes those countries where Islam in the primary religion, including Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia, while Gr…

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Bennett, Linda Rae, “Health Practices: Southeast Asia and Australia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0175c>
First published online: 2009

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