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Abortion and Patriarchal Social System: Abortion as a result of Social, Economic and Authoritarian Power and its Effect on Women’s Physical and Mental Health Hiramony Akter & Maria Tahsin

Abortion and Patriarchal Social System: Abortion as a result of Social, Economic and Authoritarian Power and its Effect on Women’s Physical and Mental Health

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Hiramony Akter & Maria Tahsin

Abstract

Abortion is currently a widely discussed topic. Not only in urban but also in rural areas women often have abortions. Abortion has a profound effect not only on a women’s body but also on her mind. A woman is forced to have an abortion due to compulsions. In Bangladesh, Abortion is prohibited in both public and religious spheres. Which can only be done to save the mother’s life. But even then, women are secretly having abortions in various unsafe ways. Moreover, in the social system of patriarchal Bangladesh, women are always subordinate to men. She has to suffer physical, mental and social pain. But even then, she is killing her tangled treasure with her own hands. Because under the social structure, women are just silent spectators. To look at the social-cultural issues of abortion, researchers talk to people in this research area and try to find out the reasons behind it by listening to their experiences. As the research area is located in a rural area, researchers try to see the socio-cultural context of abortion and find a wide influence of women’s subordination, power structure and patriarchal mentality. Although abortion has a profound effect on a woman’s body. She is trapped in a structure and decides to have an abortion.

 Keywords: Abortion, Patriarchy, Power Structure, Household, Reproductive health.

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Title: Abortion and Patriarchal Social System: Abortion as a result of Social, Economic and Authoritarian Power and its Effect on Women’s Physical and Mental Health
Author: Hiramony Akter & Maria Tahsin
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4114384
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 4
Issue: 11
Acceptance Date: 13/10/2020
Date of Publication: 19/10/2020
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/609.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 40-52
First Page: 40
Last Page: 52
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Hiramony Akter & Maria Tahsin (2020). Abortion and Patriarchal Social System: Abortion as a result of Social, Economic, and Authoritarian Power and its Effects on Women’s Physical and Mental Health. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(11), 40-52. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4114384

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Hiramony Akter (corresponding author), Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Comilla University, Kotbari, Comilla, Bangladesh.

Maria Tahsin, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Comilla University, Kotbari, Comilla, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4114384