CARE Opportunities for Mother & Infant Development


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Reproductive Lifetime

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Reproductive lifetime In a certain community , a family is to produce as many sons as possible to strengthen the lineage of her husband.Numerous male children help to ensure both the continuity of the extended family and the stability of the marriage. This results in high fertility with the average family bearing 8-10 children during their reproductive lifetime. Although this take severe toll of the health of women and greatly increase the risk of maternal mortality. However child spacing is not synonymuos with birth contro9l and women have little say in the number of children they have. Women are under pressure to produce as many children as possible to strengthen their husbands clans. Read more.
Related to project keywords: maternal mortality, severe, reproductive, husbands, take

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