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Title:Marital Sexual Relationships and Birth Spacing among Two Yoruba Sub-Groups
Author:Adeokun, Lawrence A.
Year:1982
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:52
Issue:4
Pages:1-14
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Yoruba
family planning
breastfeeding
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1160091
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1982-052-00-000002
Abstract:This article is about the marital sexual relationships and birth spacing among two Yoruba sub-groups, the Ekiti and Ikale. It is argued that the similarity in birth spacing among the two groups, derived from contrasting attitudes to post-partum abstinence, is evidence of explicit decision on the timing of the next child. Chapters: 1) The Ekiti and Ikale of Yorubaland (the Ekiti - the Ikale). 2) Differences in fertility, family formation and marital sexual relationships (post-partum sexual attitudes - breast-feeding duration - who terminates breast-feeding? - reasons for terminating breastfeeding - physical growth and the timing of the next child - participation of kin and in-laws in the next-child decision). 3) Prospects and implications. Ref., tab., French sum.
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