Population and Reproductive Health in India

An Assessment Of The Current Situation and Future Needs

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9780198096238

Publication date:

11/04/2014

Hardback

368 pages

216.0x140.0mm

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ISBN:

9780198096238

Publication date:

11/04/2014

Hardback

368 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, P.M. Kulkarni, K.G. Santhya & Firoza Mehrotra

Suitable for: Students and scholars of sociology and anthropology, sociology of health and medicine, population and demography, developmental sociology

Rights:  World Rights

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, P.M. Kulkarni, K.G. Santhya & Firoza Mehrotra

Description

India has made great strides in improving the well-being of its population. Enrolment in primary school is almost universal, life expectancy has increased, maternal and infant mortality have declined, more couples have exercised their right to bear the children they want, and HIV rates have fallen. There exist policies, laws, and programmes that intend to advance general welfare and the exercise of informed choice and reproductive rights of women, men, and adolescents.   Progress has, however, been uneven. Notwithstanding policy and programme commitments to meet the health and development needs of India’s population, their translation at the community and grassroots level is far from comprehensive and the most vulnerable populations remain unaware about their reproductive rights or are unable to exercise them. Child marriage continues to prevail, women continue to experience physical and sexual violence at home and outside of it, gender-biased sex selection is evident, and access to sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion, is compromised for many. Synthesizing both qualitative and quantitative data on youth, gender, reproductive health and rights, and population, from a variety of sources, this volume presents a composite assessment of the situation and provides directions for government strategies and programmes.  

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, P.M. Kulkarni, K.G. Santhya & Firoza Mehrotra

Table of contents

Contents

Foreword by Keshav Desiraju
Preface by Frederika Meijer
Acknowledgements
List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations

1. Setting the Stage
K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

2. The Population and Development Scenario in India
P.M. Kulkarni

3. Sexual and Reproductive Health: Current Status and Future Needs
Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

4. Adolescents and Youth in India: Challenges and Opportunities
K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

5. Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity
Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

6. The Role of Partners
Firoza Mehrotra

7. Moving Forward
Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, P.M. Kulkarni, and Firoza Mehrotra

Index
About the Authors

 

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, P.M. Kulkarni, K.G. Santhya & Firoza Mehrotra

Features

  • The book brings the most current data and outlines a plan of action towards realization of India's health and population goals.
  • The book brings together academic and practitioners' perspectives.

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, P.M. Kulkarni, K.G. Santhya & Firoza Mehrotra

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, P.M. Kulkarni, K.G. Santhya & Firoza Mehrotra

Description

India has made great strides in improving the well-being of its population. Enrolment in primary school is almost universal, life expectancy has increased, maternal and infant mortality have declined, more couples have exercised their right to bear the children they want, and HIV rates have fallen. There exist policies, laws, and programmes that intend to advance general welfare and the exercise of informed choice and reproductive rights of women, men, and adolescents.   Progress has, however, been uneven. Notwithstanding policy and programme commitments to meet the health and development needs of India’s population, their translation at the community and grassroots level is far from comprehensive and the most vulnerable populations remain unaware about their reproductive rights or are unable to exercise them. Child marriage continues to prevail, women continue to experience physical and sexual violence at home and outside of it, gender-biased sex selection is evident, and access to sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion, is compromised for many. Synthesizing both qualitative and quantitative data on youth, gender, reproductive health and rights, and population, from a variety of sources, this volume presents a composite assessment of the situation and provides directions for government strategies and programmes.  

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Table of contents

Contents

Foreword by Keshav Desiraju
Preface by Frederika Meijer
Acknowledgements
List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations

1. Setting the Stage
K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

2. The Population and Development Scenario in India
P.M. Kulkarni

3. Sexual and Reproductive Health: Current Status and Future Needs
Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

4. Adolescents and Youth in India: Challenges and Opportunities
K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

5. Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity
Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

6. The Role of Partners
Firoza Mehrotra

7. Moving Forward
Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, P.M. Kulkarni, and Firoza Mehrotra

Index
About the Authors

 

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