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Title:Gender reproductive health and socio-cultural impact on the female in the Ngie community (North West of Cameroon)
Author:Fonjong Udikoh, Lucie
Periodical:Annales de la Faculté des Arts, Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:women's health
reproductive health
social conditions
Abstract:This study addresses gender reproductive health implications of socio-cultural factors impacting on the Ngie community (Momo Division, North West region of Cameroon). Out of 17 697 Ngie community members, 300 were interviewed, using a biographic questionnaire, an interview guide, and participant observation techniques. The study reveals that cultural taboos, lack of jobs and social amenities as well as gender discrimination hinder female reproductive health. The author recommends that sustainable development comprising investment in socio economic infrastructures be implemented by the government in rural areas while involving the Non Governmental Organizations. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]