ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Women, Work and Abortion

Most of the micro-level studies on abortion reach a misleading conclusion that abortions are exclusively a method of family limitation or family planning. A study conducted in four villages of Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu contradicts this orthodoxy and opens up spaces for looking at the question of reproductive rights anew. Women in the study villages consider abortion as a necessity to negotiate the harsh realities in their work places, and deal with domestic violence and different social conditions and beliefs.

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