SENEGAL – Dying to Count: Post-Abortion Care and Global Reproductive Health Politics
by Siri Suh, Rutgers University Press, June 2021
This book explores how national and global population politics collide in Senegalese hospitals as health workers treat and document women who present with complications of unsafe abortion. Siri Suh’s ethnography illustrates political, economic, professional, and technological factors that jeopardise quality of and access to obstetric care in public hospitals, despite national and global commitments to reproductive health, as well as showing how “post-abortion care”, in many countries like Senegal where abortions are almost all illegal, came to be developed as a poor substitute for providing safe abortions.
Very worth reading the Introduction and Review of the contents
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