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Muturi, Nancy
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Caribbean Institute of Media Communication
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Implications of sexual violence to women's reproductive health in Jamaica: A naturalistic inquiry
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The 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association
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November 6-10, 2004
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Washington, DC
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APHA Committee on Women's Rights Poster Session
Abstract
Explores the impact of gender-based violence on reproductive health in Jamaica and the shortcomings in the application of the USAID's ABC model of behaviour change in terms of addressing gender-related violence. Naturalistic inquiry was the method used for data collection which includes a combination of various qualitative methodologies. Key findings indicate that a combination of environmental, social, cultural, economic and political factors contribute to the problem and are reinforced by the lack of policies, legal or administrative system to condemn or punish gender-based violence. Reproductive health programmes have not focused on men's behaviours that trigger violence against women and therefore lack a complete integration of recommendations in the Cairo plan of Action.....
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