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Maternal Mortality in Tamil Nadu, India

Title: Maternal Mortality in Tamil Nadu, India.
Name(s): Sharma, Supraja, author
Program in International Affairs
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Maternal mortality is a worldwide problem affecting millions of women, often unnecessarily. Target 5 of the UN's Millennium Development Goals involves the reduction of the maternal mortality ratio by 75% along with provision of universal access to reproductive health. India bears the largest amount of maternal deaths for any single country in the world. Although the country as a whole is not projected to reach its target maternal mortality ratio, some of its states have been able to lower the rate considerably. Tamil Nadu is one of the best performers in the country in terms of maternal mortality. This paper seeks to examine the reasons for the state's success and how these measures can be applied to India as a whole. The focus is placed on factors such as emergency obstetric care (EOC), midwives (both auxiliary nurse midwives [ANC] and dais [traditional midwives]), prenatal and antenatal care, medically terminated pregnancy (MTP), over-medicalization of birth, as well as local customs and rituals associated with pregnancy.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0037 (IID)
Keywords: Maternal mortality, India, Tamil Nadu, Solutions
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of International Affairs in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: April 14, 2011.
Subject(s): International relations
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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