Separate lives, different interests: male and female reproduction in the Gambia.

@article{Ratcliffe2000SeparateLD,
  title={Separate lives, different interests: male and female reproduction in the Gambia.},
  author={Amy A. Ratcliffe and Allan G. Hill and Gijs Walraven},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={570-9}
}
We report the initial findings of a research programme on the fertility and reproductive health of both men and women in rural Gambia. The reproductive experiences of men and women in the population studied were very different. During the period 1993-97, the total fertility rates were 12.0 for men and 6.8 for women. For men fertility began later, reached higher levels and continued into older ages than for women. Through serial and polygynous marriages, men were able to extend their… CONTINUE READING

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