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Stepping Out: Life and Sexuality in Rural India

By: Mrinal Pande

Price: $6.65

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000712

ISBN: 0143029428

Condition: New


Consider the following: Eleven out of twelve abortions in India are illegal. The 2001 Census showed a decline in the number of females per thousand males in the most literate and prosperous states, especially in the 0-5 age group. The private sector has more doctors and fewer beds than government hospitals, thereby emphasizing outpatient care. And while Indian traditions sanctify fertility and motherhood, government policies and health care services are focused on controlling fertility. These are some of the paradoxes of India’s health care system Mrinal Pande encountered when she set out o... View more info