ERIC Number: ED269152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Lives, Mothers' Health. Children in the Tropics No. 159.
Chauliac, M.; Masse-Raimbault, A. M.
Children in the Tropics, n159 1985
Part of a program of publications concerning the status and advancement of women coordinated in four journals by the Group for Initiatives on Women and Development, this issue of "Children in the Tropics" focuses on mothers' health. Section I describes factors conditioning the health and nutritional status of women and girls. Discussion centers on life expectancy at birth, maternal mortality rate, and birth rate. Section II focuses on aspects of maternal and child health, including nutritional requirements of pregnant and lactating women; weight gain during pregnancy; mothers' age, number of children, and interbirth interval; maternal nutritional status, breast-feeding, and interbirth interval; anemia; work and women's health; pregnancy in adolescents; abortion; the growth of girl children, starting in the intrauterine period, and their ability to bring pregnancies to term when they reach childbearing age; and sexual mutilations. Section III briefly reports actions aimed at improving women's health in the areas of education, surveillance of pregnant women, food supplementation, planned parenthood, appropriate technology, and legislation. In conclusion, health problems facing rural women are pointed out. Numerous tables and graphs are provided. (RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Rate, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Females, Health, Intervention, Mothers, Nutrition, Physical Development, Pregnancy, Rural Areas, Tables (Data)
"Children in the Tropics," International Children's Centre, Chateau de Longchamp, Bois de Boulogne, 75016 Paris, France ($5.00 or 30 French Francs).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Children's Centre, Paris (France).