Women’s Reproductive Health in Sociocultural Context

Yael Benyamini, Irina Todorova*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose: The special issue on Women’s Reproductive Health in Cultural Context covers multiple dimensions of women’s reproductive health and how it might be shaped by cultural meanings, social and gender inequities, and power differentials, employing a variety of methodological approaches. On the one hand, it aims to bring to the forefront the conversation about how women’s health is uniquely experienced and constructed in local settings, and on the other hand, it aims to draw broader conclusions from a perspective of interconnectedness of women and the shared issues that they face. Methods and Results: The special issue was initiated through a call for submissions and includes ten articles on the topic of women’s reproductive health in cultural context. Conclusions: The articles provide many insights into how the context in which they live can disadvantage women and endanger their health, as well as offer perspectives on women’s resistance to disempowering and stigmatizing discourses and practices. It aims to be of interest to scholars in behavioral medicine, psychology, and other social sciences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-802
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017


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