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Intersecting Marginalizations and Reproductive Health: The Experiences of Young Dalit Women in Achham, Nepal

posted on 2019-08-09, 03:31 authored by Neeti Aryal Khanal
This thesis draws on the voices of young Dalit women in Achham, Nepal to understand the complex intersections of marginalisation and poor reproductive health in the context of a developing country. Employing feminist research methods, thesis explores the key reproductive life events in women’s lives  menstruation, marriage and childbirth. The study found that young Dalit women shared common vulnerabilities and trajectories of reproductive life events shaped by the intersections of the structural identities of marginalization: gender, caste/ethnicity, and regional location. However young women negotiated these challenges based on their agency shaped by education, marital status, family circumstances, and income


Principal supervisor

Jane-maree Maher

Additional supervisor 1

Helen Forbes Mewett

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School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)


Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Arts