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ERIC Number: EJ748404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Relinquishment of Newborns and Women's Reproductive Rights
Isupova, Ol'ga Genrikhovna
Russian Education and Society, v46 n4 p41-58 Apr 2004
This article is about the relinquishment of newborns and women's reproductive rights. This article is based on a survey of factors that cause a woman to give up her newborn child, in the context of other events and circumstances in her life; the method of qualitative interviews was used in the cities of Moscow, Nizhnii Novgorod, Samara and Samara Oblast, and Syktyvkar. Interviews were also conducted with a control group of women in similar circumstances who had not given up their children. The purpose of the survey was to study just how the combined effects of societal, cultural, and individual aspects are manifested in cases of "rejection of motherhood," to determine the social and economic conditions of the lives of "otkaznitsy," the opportunities that were opened or closed to them in connection with becoming mothers, and the context in which they decided to give up their newborn child. The objective was also to compare the situations in provincial cities and in Moscow. In addition, the intent was to study the reproductive attitudes of Russian women today, by comparing "otkaznitsy" with other mothers living in similar circumstances.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia