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Title: Women's perceptions and practices regarding their rights to reproductive health
Authors: Abou Shabana, K.
El Shiek, M.
El Nazer, M.
Samir, N.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: At the outpatient clinic of Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital, perceptions and practices of 1000 women regarding their reproductive health rights [reproductive rights] were evaluated. The majority had positive perceptions about their rights to reproductive health; however, 30% disagreed with prohibitions of discrimination against women, particularly prohibitions of female genital mutilation [FGM]. A significant association was found between perceptions of sexual rights and demographic characteristics and between education and practices regarding early detection of cancer. No significant association was found between education and concepts of adolescent health education as a reproductive right. Programmes about women's reproductive rights that emphasize the issue of sexual health through religious education are recommended as one of the best strategies for the eradication of FGM
Description: 296-308
Keywords: Circumcision, Female
Educational Status
Family Planning Services
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Accessibility
Hospitals, Maternity
Mass Screening
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Subject: Attitude to Health
ISSN: 1020-3397
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Appears in Collections:EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)

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