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Stepping Out: Life and Sexuality in Rural India
by Mrinal Pande
Penguin, India, 2003
Rupees 239

Perhaps the best way to summarise this revealing book is to let the author speak for herself. Below we reproduce an interview, first published in The Times of India, in which the celebrated Indian author, Mrinal Pande, spoke to Lalita Panicker. ... more

Birth Rights
by Judy Mirsky
The Panos Institute, London, 2001

The lifetime chance of a woman dying from complications of pregnancy, unsafe abortion or childbirth in Afghanistan, Somalia or Sierra Leone is one in seven. In Hong Kong or Spain that chance is one in 9,200. ... more

Responding to Cairo
by Nicola Haberland and Diana Measham
Population Council, New York, 2002, $23.00

This 462-page volume documents the global response to the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo. The ICPD Programme of Action called for population programmes to take a client-oriented approach to reproductive health and attend to issues of gender, sexuality, and empowerment. ... more

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