Catherine Maternowska

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This study of the experiences of recent Mexican immigrants living in California explores the changing perceptions of sexual and societal norms, including gender roles and resulting reproductive decision-making, that appear to accompany the migration process. These norms are compared to those held by migrants' families of origin in Mexico. We analysed 44(More)
PURPOSE To examine the effect of the California Office of Family Planning's Family Access, Care, and Treatment Program (Family PACT), which was established in 1997 to provide comprehensive, reproductive health services for low-income adolescents and adults. Program evaluation was used to measure access to services, develop a profile of users, identify(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the influence of reproductive characteristics and women empowerment with the use of family planning services. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cases and non-cases design with neighborhood controls (147 users and 146 non-users of family planning services during 2003), in Guanajuato State, Mexico. Various indexes were constructed to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND For the past decade, heat-treating breastmilk has been an infant feeding option recommended by the World Health Organization as a strategy to reduce vertical transmission. However, little is known about field experiences with it. Our primary objective was to explore the barriers and promoters of the implementation of breastmilk pasteurization,(More)
Only 2% of Haiti is forest land, a country formerly densely covered by trees. With 66% of farmland sloping more than 20 degrees and population density at more than 270 individuals per square kilometer, erosion is severe. Since 1950, the amount of arable land has decreased by 40% and per capita grain production has been halved. Moreover, repression and(More)
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