ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Nexus of Gender Discrimination with Malnutrition: An Introduction

There is a complex relationship between gender discrimination and malnutrition, mediated by women's empowerment and social status, that needs to be more fully understood in south Asia, a region where progress in raising the nutrition levels has slowed in recent years. The collection of papers in this special issue is based on studies in three sites in India and Bangladesh that sought to find ways in which the health and nutrition status of girls and women could be improved.

Delaying the First Pregnancy: A Survey in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Bangladesh

Childbearing in adolescence, a common practice in south Asia, can adversely affect the health of both mother and child. This qualitative study was conducted in three sites in India and Bangladesh where low birth weight is prevalent to explore the ability of newly-weds to negotiate the timing of their first pregnancy. The pattern in each site generally reflected prevailing social views on contraception, childbearing and couple communication.
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