Women's Health Issues: A Case for Reproductive Health and the Silent Factors

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Bammeke, F
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This paper discusses the significance of women's reproductive health in the light of the burden placed on them in the course of their productive and reproductive roles in the family and community. It argues that programmes meant to enhance women's reproductive health would remain ineffective for as long as gender ideology and the status of women and other factors collectively referred to in this paper as the 'silent factors' continue to undermine women's capacity for independent action and informed decision making in matters affecting them. It calls for a multifarious approach to the problem of reproductive health through collaboration by researchers in various disciplines.
Women , Reproductive health , Family , Community , Gender
Bammeke, F. (2000). Women's health Issues - a case for reproductive health and the silent factors. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference of the National Association of Women Academics (NAWACS), University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.