Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailand.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: Reproductive Health Matters Publisher: Reproductive Health Matters Audience: General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Family and marriage; Health; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Reproductive Health Matters ISSN: 0968-8080
Issue: Date: May, 2010 Source Volume: 18 Source Issue: 35
Topic: NamedWork: Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailand (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Whittaker, Andrea
Accession Number: 236247780
Full Text: This book discusses abortion in Thailand where, although abortion is illegal, between 200,000 and 300,000 abortions are performed each year. Based on extensive original research in the field, the book analyses the abortion debate, including stories of real-life dilemmas facing women, situational ethics, popular representations of abortion in the media, and the history and politics of the debate. The work highlights women's subjective experiences and perceptions of abortion, and places women's stories in an analysis of broader conflicts over gender, religion, nationalism and modernity, and the global politics of reproductive health.

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