In Brazil, privatization of the public sphere and neglect of public health is part of a conservative modernization strategy that is dominated by elite groups.
The politics of human reproduction, consistent with this pattern, have left women dependent on the private sector for access to the means of fertility control, in spite of the existence of a conceptually-advanced public programme for comprehensive health care for women-a programme which expressed the demands of, and is widely supported by, the women's movement.
While both the rate of contraceptive use and the types of methods used (oral contraceptives and surgical sterilization) are modern, the privatization of fertility control has resulted in a complete separation between fertility control and health care for poor women, who are the vast majority.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contrôle naissance, Avortement, Contraception, Politique sociale, Brésil, Privatisation, Homme, Système santé, Pauvreté, Amérique du Sud, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth control, Abortion, Contraception, Social policy, Brazil, Privatisation, Human, Health system, Poverty, South America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0477198
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199501.