ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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How Gender-Sensitive Are Obstetrics and Gynaecology Textbooks?

Several health needs are a result of gender inequity, and care seeking is affected by constraints emerging from gender, social and economic disparities. Gender sensitive provision of health care, especially obstetric and gynaecological services aimed at reducing gender inequity would allow women to overcome social constraints, even empowering them. This is the perspective informing a critical review of three textbooks in the two disciplines. The review aims to explore whether the textbooks sensitise students to the relationship between gender, social inequity and care-seeking behaviour, areas where reproductive rights are likely to be violated by providers, and the special needs of adolescents and older women.

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