Contraception, Abortion and Assisted Fertility Among Muslim Women A Look at Islamic Culture and Policy in Iran and Afghanistan

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Jacobsen, Hayley
Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Health Policy; International and Area Studies; Near and Middle Eastern Studies; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Social Policy; Women's Studies
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Discourse on women's reproductive rights through the lens of Muslim culture. The use of contraception, assisted fertility and abortion, are analyzed in Iran and Afghanistan. The culture surrounding family planning is detailed through a woman’s community, family, religion and the laws that govern the society they live in, which all influence her decision making in these matters. This piece stands as a cultural analysis of women's agency specifically in Middle Eastern Muslim culture, as it stands as a part of a global women's rights movement.