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Policy Discourse and the Paradigm Shift in Reproductive Health in Bangladesh

Author(s): Tehmina Ghafur

Book Description

The reproductive health care program of Bangladesh is still striving to address the very basic reproductive health issues of its people. Reproductive health services here still confronting issues surrounding ‘availability’. Equality issues like ‘accessibility’ to, and ‘quality’ of services are far away from the reach of the majority of people. This book analyses the policy discourses and the paradigm shift relating to reproductive health care in Bangladesh. It explores the extent to which the policy frameworks reflect a paradigm shift towards a rights-based reproductive health program. In so doing, it also investigates how the complementarities and inconsistencies within the policy frameworks have affected reproductive health through ‘the availability of, accessibility to, and quality of reproductive health services’ in Bangladesh.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8174-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8174-0
Date of Publication: 01/06/2017
Pages / Size: 215 / A5
Price: £61.99


Dr Tehmina Ghafur is Associate Professor in the Department of Population Sciences at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, where she obtained her PhD and BSS and MSS degrees in Public Administration. She received a Master’s in Population and Development from the Institute of Social Science, the Hague, the Netherlands. Dr Ghafur has to her credit several articles published in both national and international journals and books. Her areas of expertise include sexual and reproductive health and rights, fertility and reproduction, health and population policies and programs, population and development, and population and governance.