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Brown Anthropologist Examines Stigma of Infertility in Nigeria
April 21, 2009
New research by a Brown University anthropologist investigates the cultural context and consequences of infertility within two high-fertility populations in Nigeria. The findings, published this month in Social Science & Medicine, suggest that motherhood defines a woman's treatment in her community, thus, childless women are disadvantaged both economically and in terms of one's identity and self-respect.
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