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Women's perceptions of reproductive health in three communities around Beirut, Lebanon

Show simple item record Kaddour A. Hafez R. Zurayk H.
dc.contributor.editor 2005 2017-10-18T13:30:54Z 2017-10-18T13:30:54Z 2005
dc.identifier 10.1016/S0968-8080(05)25170-4
dc.identifier.issn 9688080
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to elicit definitions of the concept of reproductive health among women in three communities around Beirut, Lebanon, as part of the reproductive health component of a larger Urban Health Study. The communities were characterised by poverty, rural-urban mobility and heterogeneous refugee and migrant populations. A random sample of 1,869 women of reproductive age completed a questionnaire, of whom a sub-sample of 201 women were randomly selected. The women's understanding of good reproductive health included three major themes, which were expressed differently in the three communities. Their understanding included good physical and mental health, and underscored the need for activities promoting health. Their ability to reproduce and raise children, practise family planning and birth spacing, and go through pregnancy and motherhood safely were central to their reproductive duties and their social status. Finally, they saw reproductive health within the context of economic status, good marital relations and strength to cope with their lives. These findings point to the need to situate interventions in the life course of women, their health and that of their husbands and families; the importance of reproduction not only from a health services point of view, but also as regards women's roles and responsibilities within marriage and their families; and taking account of the harsh socio-economic conditions in their communities. © 2005 Reproductive Health Matters. All rights reserved.
dc.format.extent Pages: (34-42)
dc.language English
dc.publisher AMSTERDAM
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Reproductive Health Matters; Publication Year: 2005; Volume: 13; no. 25; Pages: (34-42);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Women's perceptions of reproductive health in three communities around Beirut, Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Kaddour, A., Centre for Research on Population and Health (CRPH), Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Hafez, R., CRPH, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Zurayk, H., Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Kaddour, A.; Centre for Research on Population and Health (CRPH), Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Center for Research on Population and Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Center for Research on Population and Health
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Kaddour, A
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hafez, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Zurayk, H
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Kaddour, A (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Ctr Res Populat and Hlth, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorResearcherID Kaddour, Afamia -G-2279-2010
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedCount 13
dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 9
dc.description.citedWOSCount 9
dc.format.extentCount 9
dc.identifier.coden RHMAF
dc.identifier.pubmedID 16035595
dc.identifier.scopusID 20444501338
dc.publisher.address PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Reprod. Health Matters
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 25
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Reproductive Health Matters
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Reprod. Health Matters
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 13
dc.source.ID WOS:000230272600005
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword migrants
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Refugees
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Reproductive health
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Socio-economic status
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Women's status
dc.subject.otherIndex contraceptive agent
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex coping behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex family planning
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex health service
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex marriage
dc.subject.otherIndex mental health
dc.subject.otherIndex migration
dc.subject.otherIndex mother
dc.subject.otherIndex poverty
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex questionnaire
dc.subject.otherIndex refugee
dc.subject.otherIndex reproductive health
dc.subject.otherIndex responsibility
dc.subject.otherIndex rural area
dc.subject.otherIndex self concept
dc.subject.otherIndex social status
dc.subject.otherIndex socioeconomics
dc.subject.otherIndex urban area
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject.otherIndex Urban Health
dc.subject.otherIndex Women
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus FAMILIES
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health

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