First published in 1998, this volume examines how women in general and how the socio-economic and cultural factors affect the health and nutritional status of the mother, reproductive status, utilisation of health services, awareness of health services, health care behaviour, cultural practices associated with childbirth, lactation and more.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Maternal and Child Health: Certain Critical Issues. 3. Perspectives on Health in India. 4. Social Context of Women’s Health in Rural India. 5. Utilisation of Health Care Services and Family Planning. 6. Pregnancy and Childbirth. 7. Cultural Practices and Postnatal Care. 8. Health Status of Children. 9. Cultural Dimensions of Women’s Health.