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A Woman's Worth: Health, Stigma and Discrimination in India

Author :  Sophie Cousins

Product Details

  • Country India
  • Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi
  • ISBN9789353289768
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. InfoXvi, 204p.; 22 cm.
  • Product Weight420 gms.
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India has made remarkable headway in reducing the prevalence of infectious diseases and extending people’s life expectancy. But despite all the progress, the health of almost half of India’s population—that of women—is under threat. Sophie Cousins takes us through the life-cycle of Indian women, all the while examining how gender inequality and stigma affect their health. A Woman’s Worth details the desperate lengths to which women are forced to go to secure a son; investigates the vast challenges women face when trying to access contraception and abortion; discusses the double stigma women face when having an infectious disease such as HIV and tuberculosis; and examines why cervical cancer, one of the country’s biggest cancer killers, has long been ignored.

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