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Title:Becoming fathers: reproductive journeys in Malawi = Ulendo wakufuma kuchinyamata kuya ku udada ku Malawi
Editor:Parrott, Fiona
City of publisher:Amsterdam
Publisher:University of Amsterdam [et al.]
Geographic term:Malawi
reproductive health
exhibition catalogues (form)
External link:http://www.ascleiden.nl/sites/default/files/becoming_fathers.pdf
Abstract:In this exhibition guide, men and their partners from Karonga District (Malawi) reflect on what fatherhood and reproductive health mean to them today. The exhibition is part of the 'Becoming fathers' project (2011-2015), designed to explore Malawian men's experiences of having children and men's involvement in their own and their partner's reproductive health. The exhibition explores the values, meaning and calculations of fatherhood in rural Malawi, in an era where men are increasingly targeted by reproductive health interventions. Health and development programs long assumed that rural African men were, at best, distanced partners in procreation, and, at worst, unthinking pronatalists whose influence should be minimized. Malawian men's pride at being portrayed as fathers in these photographs, and their willingness to share their procreative dilemmas and misfortunes, tells a more nuanced story of men's relationship to reproductive health. [Abstract ASC Leiden]