Navigation Links
No sons linked to lower contraception use in Nepal
Date:3/14/2013

While poverty and under-education continue to dampen contraception use in Nepal, exacerbating the country's efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality rates, researchers say another, more surprising factor may be more intractable: Deeply held cultural preferences for sons over daughters.

Writing in the March 7, 2013 online International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine found that geography (urban versus rural), age and levels of education, wealth and social status all predictably influenced whether Nepalese women used birth control.

Young wives in Nepal were among those least likely to use contraceptives, 24 percent of wives ages 20-24 and just 14 percent of wives ages 15 to 19 years old. These low percentages, said first author Anita Raj, PhD, professor of medicine in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, were particularly notable among young wives who did not have any sons.

"Daughter aversion" reflects a profound, historical cultural bias in Nepal and in other central and south Asian countries, said Raj, an international authority on gender issues in the region. Part of the reason is financial, she said. Males traditionally enjoy greater economic opportunity.

"But tradition also says sons take care of parents," Raj said. "Daughters are supposed to leave the family and become the daughter of the in-laws, no longer the daughter of the parents. Practices like that are going to affect investment in your daughters."

Raj said son preference was worrisome for a couple of reasons. First, it persists even with improvements in education. Second, it remains strong among the youngest Nepalese wives.

She suggested the latter effect may be due, in part, to the influence of older generations.

"Even after adjusting for child marriage, you see it. Girls who marry younger may be more vulnerable to son preference because they are
'/>"/>

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Linked to Retinal Detachment Risk
2. Pesticides May Be Linked to Slightly Smaller Babies, Shorter Pregnancies
3. Pharmacy Robots Linked to Bacterial Contamination of Drugs
4. 2 genetic deletions in human genome linked to the development of aggressive prostate cancer
5. Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors
6. In Mice, Drug Reverses Symptoms of Condition Linked to Autism
7. Huntingtons Disease Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk in Study
8. Study finds significant skull differences between closely linked groups
9. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
10. Swallowing exercises linked with short-term improvement among patients with head and neck cancer
11. Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... Tbdress.com has recently announced that its Special Friday ... The special offer will provide ladies many gorgeous shoes at ... world’s largest women’s dresses retailers, and its shoes include many ... discounts on that day: Everything at Tbdress.com is up to ... $89). , People can use the following coupon codes as ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... NY (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... allege heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis and ... in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) underway in ... reports. , Court documents updated on November ... Litigation (JPML) show the filing of 259 lawsuits ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... SUNDAY, Nov. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays ... autism because sensory overload can trigger major meltdowns, an ... under the best of circumstances, but when you have ... Varleisha Gibbs, an occupational therapy professor at University of ... release. "It,s best to let your hosts or ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 This evaluation provides a ... significance, programs and manufacturing technological innovation. Then, the ... market gamers in information. In this part, the ... manufacturing value, and 2009-2014 market shares for each ... the globally and Chinese suppliers finish market of ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 SWAccessControl.com's high quality access control ... the company has announced its new collection of power ... these high quality power suppliers. All the new models ... special offer lasts until Dec. 20, 2014. , SWAccessControl.com ... have been supporting it for a long time. It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tbdress.com Special Friday Shoes Sales Online Now 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuits Approach 260 in Illinois Federal Court Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuits Approach 260 in Illinois Federal Court Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism 2Health News:Femoral Stems Industry 2014 Analysis & 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Femoral Stems Industry 2014 Analysis & 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Femoral Stems Industry 2014 Analysis & 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Cheap Access Control Power Supplies Online Now at SWAccessControl.com, Special Offer Until Dec. 20, 2014 2
... ... and clinical documentation software to solo practitioners, physician practices and community health centers, announced ... growing private companies in America. This is the second consecutive year MxSecure has made ... ...
... BALTIMORE, Aug. 25, 2009 Royal Philips ... it has entered into an agreement with Geisinger Health System to ... C U eICU(R) Program combines early warning alerts ... intensive care unit (ICU) patients and their bedside care teams. Geisinger ...
... , , BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 25 ... it has been named Surgery Center Market "Supplier of the Year" by ... 2009 National Sales Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. , , ... ) , , "The McKesson Medical-Surgical award is significant ...
... , , , ... , , , WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 ... WFMI ) board to remove CEO John Mackey as Chairman and ... to Whole Foods, lead independent director, Dr. John Elstrott, yesterday afternoon. ...
... , FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 25 ... leader in integrated electronic data capture (EDC) solutions for ... has been selected by Pleiad, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts ... the U.K., to provide eClinical services to its customers. ...
... , FT. WASHINGTON, Pa., Aug. 25 ... of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., today announced the availability of two new ... fall allergy season. Children,s ZYRTEC(R) PERFECT MEASURE(R) and ZYRTEC(R) ... ZYRTEC(R) portfolio of allergy products. The company also announced ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Nation's Leading Provider of Medical Transcription Services to Physician Practices, MxSecure, Inc., Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America 2Health News:The Nation's Leading Provider of Medical Transcription Services to Physician Practices, MxSecure, Inc., Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America 3Health News:Geisinger to Launch eICU(R) Program 2Health News:B. Braun Named 'Supplier of the Year' by McKesson 2Health News:CtW Investment Group Calls for Whole Foods Board to Remove Chair and CEO John Mackey 2Health News:CtW Investment Group Calls for Whole Foods Board to Remove Chair and CEO John Mackey 3Health News:CtW Investment Group Calls for Whole Foods Board to Remove Chair and CEO John Mackey 4Health News:Pleiad Devices Selects OmniComm Systems as their eClinical Solutions Provider 2Health News:Pleiad Devices Selects OmniComm Systems as their eClinical Solutions Provider 3Health News:Just in Time for Allergy Season, ZYRTEC(R) Provides New Solutions for Adults and Children 2Health News:Just in Time for Allergy Season, ZYRTEC(R) Provides New Solutions for Adults and Children 3Health News:Just in Time for Allergy Season, ZYRTEC(R) Provides New Solutions for Adults and Children 4
(Date:11/24/2014)... novembre 2014  Surgical Theater LLC ha ... esposta durante l,apertura in data 24 novembre ... la Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Nazionale "C. ... (strumento di pianificazione chirurgica) e Surgical Navigation ... avanzata) saranno presentati in occasione dell,evento dedicato ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... , Nov. 24, 2014  Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... Kim , President and CEO of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, will be ... to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell tomorrow, Tuesday November 25, ... 15 th listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.  ... Kim said, "We are honored to ring the Nasdaq Opening ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 23, 2014  Aurobindo Pharma USA ... USP 300 mg 100-count bottles to the consumer level. ... empty capsules. Empty capsules could result in ... that could range from no effect, short term reduction ... (long period seizures) that could be life-threatening. Aurobindo Pharma ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:La tecnologia di Surgical Theater in mostra in Italia all'apertura del centro Besta NeuroSim di Milano 2La tecnologia di Surgical Theater in mostra in Italia all'apertura del centro Besta NeuroSim di Milano 3La tecnologia di Surgical Theater in mostra in Italia all'apertura del centro Besta NeuroSim di Milano 4Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Ring Opening Bell Nov 25th on the Nasdaq Stock Market 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Ring Opening Bell Nov 25th on the Nasdaq Stock Market 3Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Northstar Label Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg Due to Complaints of Empty Capsules 2
... Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Describes ... Advance in Treatment of Endothelial Disease, NEW ... the American Academy of Ophthalmology,s Annual Meeting, Massimo Busin,MD, ... Serena,Hospital, Forli, Italy, described a technique that significantly improved,results ...
... NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 10 Ellex Medical ... design and manufacture of ophthalmic,laser and ultrasound systems, ... for non-thermal Retina Regeneration Therapy (Ellex,2RT(TM)). Results demonstrate ... and to reduce retinal edema in patients with,diabetic ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Improved Cornea Surgery Technique Provides Enhanced Transplant Success 2Ellex 2RT Study Demonstrates Clinical Efficacy in Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema 2Ellex 2RT Study Demonstrates Clinical Efficacy in Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema 3Ellex 2RT Study Demonstrates Clinical Efficacy in Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema 4
Capillary section fits into a 0.3-mm well for accurate loading of sequencing gels - Ideal for use with CastAway System...
... Resistant Tips offer a safe alternative to ... designed for applications such as PCR(a), pipetting ... ART Tips are excellent for tissue culture, ... ART Tips prevent aerosol contaminants and liquids ...
... the gold standard for WBC differentials, ... your technologists manual results- no doubts, ... morphology advances cell separation to a ... differentiation of various disease states, including ...
... quick and easy automated refill system ... space on your laboratory bench and ... easy-to-use, one-hand system, you only need ... of Diamond Tips. All sizes of ...
Medicine Products: