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Reproduktion:Hot mot kvinnors liv och hälsa En jämförelse mellan antikens Rom och dagens u-land

Ekedahl, Anna-Stina LU (2009) ARKK01 20091
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Abstract (Swedish)
This essay approaches the reproductive health of women in the Roman empire – mainly documented by the Greek-Roman medicus Soranos – by comparing them to women in developing countries to-day, as described by WHO-reports. I have recognized similarities in many respects.
Though Roman upper class women had access to the best medical care of their time they risked their lives in child-birth and by abortion in the same way as many third world women still do.
They also had a similar kind of family life within a patriarchal society.
Very little is known about the lives of poor rural Roman women. They were probably affected by poor nutrition, diseases and a lack of sanitary facilities as are women in the poorest parts of developing countries... (More)
This essay approaches the reproductive health of women in the Roman empire – mainly documented by the Greek-Roman medicus Soranos – by comparing them to women in developing countries to-day, as described by WHO-reports. I have recognized similarities in many respects.
Though Roman upper class women had access to the best medical care of their time they risked their lives in child-birth and by abortion in the same way as many third world women still do.
They also had a similar kind of family life within a patriarchal society.
Very little is known about the lives of poor rural Roman women. They were probably affected by poor nutrition, diseases and a lack of sanitary facilities as are women in the poorest parts of developing countries to-day. They also shared the same kind of traditional medical care. (Less)
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Ekedahl, Anna-Stina LU
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ARKK01 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Swedish
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1397990
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2009-09-02 13:54:22
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  abstract     = {This essay approaches the reproductive health of women in the Roman empire – mainly documented by the Greek-Roman medicus Soranos – by comparing them to women in developing countries to-day, as described by WHO-reports. I have recognized similarities in many respects.
Though Roman upper class women had access to the best medical care of their time they risked their lives in child-birth and by abortion in the same way as many third world women still do.
They also had a similar kind of family life within a patriarchal society.
Very little is known about the lives of poor rural Roman women. They were probably affected by poor nutrition, diseases and a lack of sanitary facilities as are women in the poorest parts of developing countries to-day. They also shared the same kind of traditional medical care.},
  author       = {Ekedahl, Anna-Stina},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Reproduktion:Hot mot kvinnors liv och hälsa En jämförelse mellan antikens Rom och dagens u-land},
  year         = {2009},
}