Abortion in Tunisia after the Revolution : bringing a new morality into the old order

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serval:BIB_F4DF3BD199B5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Abortion in Tunisia after the Revolution : bringing a new morality into the old order
Journal
Global Public Health
Author(s)
Irene Maffi
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1-12
Language
english
Abstract
The emergence of Islamist movements and religious symbolic repertoires in the aftermath of the Tunisian revolution has elicited the political, moral and practical contestation of women’s right to abortion. While, after several heated debates, the law was eventually not modified, several practitioners working in government family planning clinics have changed their behaviour preventing women getting abortions. Pre-existing state and medical logics, political uncertainties, new religious and moralising discourses have determined abortion practices in the government health care facilities generating unequal treatments according to women’s marital status, class and education. This paper will investigate the multiple logics affecting abortion practices in post-revolutionary Tunisia, focusing on the dissonant logics mobilised by health care professionals as well as structural socio-economic factors.

Keywords
Abortion, Tunisia, health care professionals, politics, revolution
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15/11/2016 11:40
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20/08/2019 17:21
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