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The decennial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that took place in Cairo in 1994 has been described as historic and revolutionary. It rejected top-down demographically driven population control programs, emphasizing instead reproductive health and rights for women, and for men. This volume explores the ideas and institutions that framed the Cairo consensus and traces their trajectories sixteen years down the line. Why were Third World feminists profoundly critical of the Cairo consensus and process? How has the health of people around the world been affected by neo-liberal economic policies? The intervening years have also seen the global rise of anti-feminisms and fundamentalisms targeting women's bodies and rights. What have these meant for women's rights, including reproductive rights?

The book presents detailed case studies ranging ...

Reproductive Health, Family Planning, and HIV/AIDS: Dangers of (Dis)Integration in Tanzania and Uganda
Reproductive health, family planning, and HIV/AIDS: Dangers of (dis)integration in Tanzania and Uganda
Lisa AnnRichey.

For over a decade, the international community has acknowledged that debates over population and development would be better focused toward improving the status of women's reproductive health, instead of focusing on a narrowly-defined agenda of fertility control. This agenda expands the scope of population interventions to embrace a wide array of concerns centered on reducing the morbidity and mortality of poor women and their children. The paradigm shift toward reproductive health has been heralded as a step forward, moving beyond the narrow depictions of a population problem that can be solved by contraception. But the relationship between fertility limitation ...

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