ABORTION IN ASIA: Local Dilemmas, Global Politics

Abortion in Asia: Local Dilemmas and Global Politics promises to be a great resource on abortion across South and South East Asia. ASAP is proud to announce that two of its steering committee members Phan Bich Thuy (Concept Foundation, Vietnam) and Ninuk Widyantoro (Women Health Foundation, Indonesia) have contributed chapters to this book. 

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ABORTION IN ASIA: Local Dilemmas, Global Politics
Edited by Andrea Whittaker (Berghahn Books, 2010)


Chapter 1: Abortion in Asia: an overview
Andrea Whittaker

Chapter 2: Contraceptive use and unsafe abortion in rural Cambodia
Elizabeth Hoban, Tung Rathavy and Phirun Lam

Chapter 3: Between remembering and forgetting: Post-diagnostic abortions in Hanoi, Vietnam
Tine M. Gammeltoft

Chapter 4: Violence, Poverty and ‘Weakness’- Interpersonal and institutional reasons why Burmese women on the Thai border utilise abortion
Suzanne Belton

Chapter 5: Quality of care and pregnancy terminations for adolescent women in urban slums, Bangladesh
Sabina Faiz Rashid

Chapter 6: Choosing abortion providers in rural Tamil Nadu: Balancing costs and quality of care
Lakshmi Ramachandar and Pertti J Pelto

Chapter 7: Abortion in Vietnam: History, culture and politics collide in the era of doi moi
Merrill Wolf, Phan Bich Thuy, Alyson Hyman and Amanda Huber

Chapter 8: Abortion and politics in Indonesia
Terence H Hull and Ninuk Widyantoro

Chapter 9: Barriers to access to abortion services in Malaysia: Misinformation and stigma
Rashidah Abdullah and Yut-Lin Wong

Chapter 10: Improving access to safe termination of pregnancy in Thailand: An analysis of the policy development during 1999 to 2006
Nongluk Boonthai, Sripen Tantivess, Viroj Tangcharoensathien and Kamheang Chaturachinda 

Chapter 11: Epilogue: Further challenges
Andrea Whittaker



About Shweta Krishnan

Shweta Krishnan was the Communication and Networking Officer For the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership between June 2012 and March 2014. She is a feminist writer with a background in medicine, and has a strong commitment to promoting sexual and reproductive rights for all.
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