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Author Hang, Tran Minh, author.

Title Global debates, local dilemmas : sex-selective abortion in contemporary Viet Nam / Tran Minh Hang.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T., Australia : Australian National University Press, 2018.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 218 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF 2.9MB
Series Vietnam Series
Vietnam (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Chasing the gender dream -- 2. Sex-selective abortion decision-making : beyond 'a woman's right to choose' -- 3. Sex-selective abortion : dilemmas in the silence -- 4. After the abortion : suffering, silence and spiritual relief -- 5. Social responses to sex-selective abortion.
Summary The practice of sex-selective abortion is on the rise globally, stirring debates about gender inequality, medical ethics and reproductive autonomy. This book is the first ethnography to document practices of sex selection in Viet Nam. It shows how and why abortions are used to select the sex of children and how Vietnamese individuals and health professionals are implicated in this illicit and controversial practice. Telling the stories of women who have undergone sex-selective abortions, it traces their passage through sex determination and abortion decision-making phases, and investigates their experiences during and after their sex-selective abortions. It describes the turmoil experienced by individuals who undergo such abortions and explores their interactions with the spectrum of social actors and health institutions that facilitate practices of sex selection. As the first ethnographic study on sex-selective abortions in Viet Nam, this book delves into socially sensitive terrain and sheds light on personally fraught individual experiences of reproductive agency. It documents societal responses to sex-selective abortions in Viet Nam and identifies gaps in the state's capacity to regulate reproductive desire in a marketised economy. A resource for researchers, it contributes to ongoing debates on sex selection and provides a framework for developing relevant social policies, interventions and support services.
Language English.
Access National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries Online access with authorization. star AU-CaNED
Subject Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Vietnam.
Abortion -- Social aspects -- Vietnam.
Sex preselection.
Sex of children, Parental preferences for -- Vietnam.
Ethical issues: abortion & birth control.
Medical anthropology.
Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography.
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00794606
Abortion -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00794636
Sex of children, Parental preferences for. (OCoLC)fst01114564
Sex preselection. (OCoLC)fst01114590
Vietnam. (OCoLC)fst01204778
Indexed Term Abortion
Health Policy
Social Policy
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Sex-selective abortion in contemporary Viet Nam
Other Form: Print version: Tran, Minh Hang. Global debates, local dilemmas : sex-selective abortion in contemporary Viet Nam. Canberra : ANU Press, 2018 9781760462420
ISBN 1760462438 (electronic bk.)
9781760462437 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.22459/GDLD.2018 doi
AU@ 000064823872
AU@ 000065197737
AUNED 000064823872

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