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Reproduction: Health: South Asia
(1,859 words)

The past and present coexist in the nexus between patriarchal Islam, politics, and reproductive health in South Asia. From Sylhet to Tamil Nadu to Baluchistan, this locus remains a potent force in determining reproductive health outcomes and what reproductive rights mean to Muslim women in the subcontinent. Civil society, women's movements, and minority status also shape the varied reproductive practices in the subcontinent. An overview of the colonial history of Indian Muslim women may explain …

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Ahmed, Fauzia E., “Reproduction: Health: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0191e>
First published online: 2009



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