Reproductive and Sexual Rights of Young Women and Their Health Outcome

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Unequal power relations and lack of autonomy characterize the situation of married women in many settings; the autonomy of married young women is particularly constrained. In many countries in South Asia and the Middle East, early and arranged marriages are the norm and in most cases, the young woman scarcely knows her husband and is not involved in marriage-related decision-making. Worldwide, at least one woman in three has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime (JHU, 1999). Many young women are ...

Reproductive and Sexual Rights of Young Women and Their Health Outcome 2012, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN-13: 9783659000409

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