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Borders of fertility: unplanned pregnancy and unsafe abortion in Burmese women migrating to Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17454186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Burmese women are forced to migrate to find work and security in Thailand due to the social, political, and economic disarray present in Burma. Unplanned pregnancies are common in this area, and one third of pregnancy loss is self-induced. Poverty, lack of employment rights, and domestic violence are important factors in deciding to terminate the pregnancy. Women face multiple barriers in managing their fertility and use traditional techniques often with the help of lay midwives. The research methods include a retrospective review of medical records held in Thai and Burmese-led health facilities, as well as semistructured interviews and group discussions with Burmese women experiencing a pregnancy loss, Burmese traditional and modern health workers, and their husbands and community members.
Suzanne Belton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0739-9332     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-24     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-33     Citation Subset:  N    
School for Graduate Health Practice, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Criminal / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Emigration and Immigration*
Myanmar / ethnology
Poverty / statistics & numerical data
Pregnancy, Unplanned / psychology*
Prostitution / statistics & numerical data
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Thailand / epidemiology
Women's Health / ethnology*

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