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Sexual and reproductive health rights: comparing ethnic groups in Malaysia

Raja Ariffin, Raja Noriza and Salehud-din, Nur Intan Shaffinas and Makmor, Tumin and Zahari, Rustam Khairi (2015) Sexual and reproductive health rights: comparing ethnic groups in Malaysia. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9 (23). pp. 17-21. ISSN 1995-0756 E-ISSN 1998-1066

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Power works differently in different society. The norms in the cultural setting show that men play dominant and highly influential role particularly in family decision making. Although the issue of decision making in the family is crucial, the studies on this subject remain limited, particularly in Malaysia. Studies in developing countries indicated that power is perceived as control over one's partner and the ability to make decisions. Objectives: This paper explores the decision making power over women‟s sexual and reproductive health rights in Malaysia using the person who influence the decision making process as the proxy. Results: Based on the findings, generally there is not much difference between races in terms of decision making on sexual and reproductive health rights in Malaysia. Conclusion: In terms of societal settings, this study has shown that Malaysian women with the moderate societal setting, have equal right in decision making towards sexual and reproductive health issues.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 732/48122
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexual and reproductive health, women empowerment, decision making, ethnic group
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 12:11
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 16:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48122

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