Purdah, mobility and women's empowerment and reproductive behaviour in rural Bangladesh

  title={Purdah, mobility and women's empowerment and reproductive behaviour in rural Bangladesh},
  author={M Kamruzzaman Hossain and Mohammad Alamgir Kabir},
  journal={Social Change},
  pages={102 - 84}
In Bangladesh traditionally women's mobility is restricted. Even if they go out, observance of purdah (the Muslim custom of veiling and segregating women) is common among the Muslims. This situation has prevented them from discussing their reproductive needs to health personnel and the peer groups. Observance of purdah and mobility are associated with the several measures of socio-economic status including husband and wife's occupation and education. Over the last two decades there has been… 

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