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Population Council West Asia and North Africa Region

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Works: 31 works in 32 publications in 2 languages and 89 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Census 
Classifications: HQ1236.5.E3, 305.420962
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Most widely held works by Population Council
Unfulfilled promises : women's rights in Egypt by Nemat Guenena ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Measurement of women's economic participation : report of a study group, Beirut, 12-13 October 1979 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women's reproductive health in the Arab world by Huda Zurayk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper examines women's reproductive health status and social conditions in Arab countries of western Asia and northern Africa. Reproductive health is defined within the context of reproductive choice, successful childbearing, freedom from gynecological disease and risk, and dignity. The focus was on the first three elements, due to the difficulty of measuring and defining dignity. The conclusion is drawn that reproductive health is better in those Arab countries that have invested in health services (Gulf countries). Low reproductive health is evident in resource-poor countries such as Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. The example of Egypt illustrates the diversity of reproductive health within a country due to differences by region, urban and rural residence, and educational level. Even countries that show improvement in women's reproductive health services still have large numbers of women suffering from reproductive health problems. These women also live in social conditions which aggravate their health problems and undermine the health of their children and families. Most Arab health services address women's needs for family planning, prenatal care, and successful childbearing, but improvements are needed in services for treatment of gynecological disease and risk and in helping women to overcome constraints on their use of health services. Improvements are needed in quality of care and in determining women's perceptions of their health and treatment options. Due to widespread anemia in Arab countries, regardless of level of economic prosperity, priority should be given to this outcome variable as a means of reducing susceptibility to reproductive morbidity and maternal mortality. 53% of pregnant women and 43% of non-pregnant women in North African countries and 50% and 36%, respectively, in western Asian countries have nutritional anemia. Intermediate factors impacting on childbearing patterns of Arab women are marriage age, total fertility rate, use of health services, tetanus immunization, prenatal care, trained birth attendants, female circumcision, workload, and sexual behaviors. Important background factors are identified as education, cash income, social composition of households, and community characteristics
Rethinking family planning policy in light of reproductive health research by Huda Zurayk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study of women's reproductive morbidity in two villages in the Giza governorate of Egypt was part of regional policy series in reproductive health (morbidity, women's perception of their health, and the quality of services). The Giza Morbidity Study was a field study that aimed to support the view that the heavy disease burden of women and its interaction with women's use of contraception was a reason for including health within family planning policy. The Study was conducted during 1989-90 among a sample of 509 women. 82% of women were illiterate, and 69% of husbands were illiterate. About 8% were not currently married, and about 7% had husbands working abroad. About 45% of women had had five or more births. About 52% had had a birth within the prior two years. About 42% of currently married women used contraception. 50% of the women suffered from reproductive tract infections and over 50% had a prolapsed uterus. Over 20% had cervical ectopy, and 11% had cervical cell changes, which suggest potential malignancies. 63% of women were anemic (17% with very severe anemia) and 43% were obese. 21% of women aged under 21 years were anemic. 14% had urinary tract infections (25% among women aged over 45 years) and 18% had high blood pressure. Most endured the morbidity in silence. Only 15% were free of gynecological and related conditions. About 50% of women suffered two or more conditions. Of the 113 women using IUDs, many had reproductive tract infections (60%), prolapsed uteruses (64%), anemia (66%), and multiple conditions. Among the 67 pill users, 18% were hypertensive, 25% had cervical ectopy, 13% have suspicious cervical cell changes, and 20% were severely obese. Contraceptives were obtained by 57% from a health facility and 43% from private physicians. Many women experienced abnormal discharges, which were perceived as normal. Many perceived the indicated symptoms but only about 33% consulted a physician about the symptoms. Major findings were that the community supported the expansion of family planning to include reproductive health services. Disease prevalence rates were the same regardless of use of health services. The study concluded that women need to be supported in seeking and using services
Middle East research awards program impact and future(s) : a forward looking evaluation by Shahnaz J Rouse ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Negotiating reproduction, gender, and love during the fertility decline in Turkey by Frederic Claiborne Shorter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Yozgat (Turkey) maternal and child health and family planning project : baseline information on socioeconomic and demographic conditions by Belgin Tekçe ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Object or subject? : the paradox of "youth" in Turkey by Leyla Neyzi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Youth in the population agenda : concepts and methodologies by Sahar El-Tawila ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Impact of family planning on women's empowerment and family life in an Egyptian setting ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A two stage analysis of the determinants of fertility in rural south Lebanon by Huda Zurayk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inequality and development as seen through the population census : Damascus, 1976 by Frederic Claiborne Shorter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mesures de la qualité de l'emploi au Maroc : vers la construction d'un indicateur composite by Touhami Abdelkhalek ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trade liberalization, inter-industry wage differentials and job quality in Egyptian manufacturing by Shireen AlAzzawi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychoscial and situational factors in early breastfeeding termination among educated mothers in Bahrain by Kathryn Horsley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The effects of breastfeeding, temporary emigration and contraceptive use on the fertility of the Yemen Arab Republic by C Myntti ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intermediate variables in fertility analysis : a practical guide by Allan G Hill ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study group on structuralist approaches to the analysis of population and development, Cairo, May 6, 1978 by Population Council ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Health and mortality in infancy and early childhood : report of a study group : Cairo, 18-20 May 1980 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impact of labor market reforms on informality in Egypt by Jackline Wahba ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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مجلس السكان. منطقة غرب آسيا وشمال أفريقيا
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