Increasing use of prenatal care in Ladakh (India): the roles of ecological and cultural factors.

@article{Wiley2002IncreasingUO,
  title={Increasing use of prenatal care in Ladakh (India): the roles of ecological and cultural factors.},
  author={Andrea S. Wiley},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={1089-102}
}
Attempts to manage the outcome of pregnancy are ubiquitous among human societies. Those practices are becoming standardized as prenatal care under a biomedically trained practitioner has come to characterize the formal management of pregnancy. However, many women do not seek biomedical surveillance of their pregnancies, and, in many contexts, particularly in 'modernizing' or rural communities, prenatal care facilities are often poorly coordinated and under-utilized for a variety of reasons… CONTINUE READING

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