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The Influence of Intrafamilial Power on Maternal Health Care in Mali: Perspectives of Women, Men And Mothers-in-Law

Authors: 
Darcy White,
Michelle Dynes,
Marcie Rubardt,
Koman Sissoko,
Rob Stephenson
Organizational Authors: 
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Year Published: 
2013

Evidence from diverse settings suggests that women often have limited control over their own reproductive health decisions. To increase uptake of preventive services and behaviors, it is important to understand how intrafamilial power dynamics and the attitudes of women, their husband and their mother-in-law are associated with maternal health practices.

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