Abortion, Sin, and the State in Thailand

Routledgecurzon (2004)

Abstract
Although abortion remains one of the most controversial issues of our age, to date most studies have centered on the debate in Western countries. This book discusses abortion in a non-Western, non-Christian context - in Thailand, where, although abortion is illegal, over 200,000 to 300,000 abortions are performed each year by a variety of methods. The book, based on extensive original research in the field, examines a wide range of issues, including stories of the real-life dilemmas facing women, popular representations of abortion in the media, the history of the debate in Thailand and its links to politics. Overall, the work both highlights the voices of women and their subjective experiences and perceptions of abortion, and in addition places these 'women's stories' in an analysis of broader socio-political gender and the power relations - national and international - that structure sexuality and women's reproductive health decisions
Keywords Abortion Social aspects  Abortion Moral and ethical aspects  Abortion Political aspects  Abortion, Induced  Abortion, Criminal  Pregnancy, Unwanted ethics  Pregnancy, Unwanted psychology  Pregnant Women ethnology
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Call number HQ767.5.T5.W47 2004
ISBN(s) 041533652X   0415546036   9780415336529
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