publication . Article . 2010

Marginal matters: pregnancy loss as a social event

van der Sijpt, E.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Social Science & Medicine, volume 71, pages 1,773-1,779 (issn: 0277-9536, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Netherlands
Studies on fertility in Africa have known a major paradigm shift when demographic concerns about ‘overpopulation’ came to be replaced by new ideas about reproductive health, rights, and choices during the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Whereas this shift has allowed for more recognition of losses during pregnancy which had been virtually absent in previous demographic accounts of high fertility rates, the new discourse on rights and choices turns most of its attention to induced loss. Losses that spontaneously occur remain merely bound to the medical realm. Yet this paper shows that for many women in Africa and elsewhere, spo...
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publication . Article . 2010

Marginal matters: pregnancy loss as a social event

van der Sijpt, E.;