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

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F4DF3BD199B5
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Abortion in Tunisia after the Revolution : bringing a new morality into the old order
Périodique
Global Public Health
Auteur(s)
Irene Maffi
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1-12
Langue
anglais
Résumé
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.

Mots-clé
Abortion, Tunisia, health care professionals, politics, revolution
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15/11/2016 10:40
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 16:21
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