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Title:The Culture of Sterilization: Understanding the Desire for Female Surgical Sterilization Among Women in Brazil
Author(s):Bessa, Gina Louise Hunter De
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Norman Whitten, Jr
Department / Program:Anthropology
Discipline:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:My thesis is that women value sterilization because it resolves a series of everyday conflicts surrounding productive/reproductive labor, sex/gender relations, and their bodies. This study contributes to understanding high rates of female surgical sterilization in Brazil by showing how women are invested in the current contraceptive regime and by highlighting the social context that hinders women's use of reversible methods.
Issue Date:2001
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:233 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85238
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3023019
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001


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