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Title:Girls' Schooling in Africa and the Dilemma of Reproductive Health Care Among Sub -Saharan African Women in the United States
Author(s):Agogbuo, Stella Uloma
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):William Trent
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abstract:The results from in-depth interviews show that attitudinal skills acquired in schools in Africa, including the sense of empowerment, have played key roles in promoting positive reproductive health behaviors for sub-Saharan African women. The women also attributed a significant part of their knowledge of sexuality to informal networks and relations. Basic literacy skills were found to be important, for example, in helping women to process health information. However, the African women noted that their school-acquired skills alone were inadequate in helping them to overcome the more formidable obstacles to participating in the health care system in the United States.
Issue Date:2006
Description:173 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3250205
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006

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