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Behind closed doors: the hidden needs of perimenopausal women in Ghana

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posted on 27.03.2019, 16:23 by Amita Bhakta, Brian Reed, Julie Fisher
Women going through the perimenopause are unnoticed by society, but deserve attention in geographies of reproduction. The perimenopause includes “the period immediately before the menopause (when the endocrinological, biological and clinical features of approaching menopause commence) [up until the] first year after menopause” (Utian 1999, 284). The menopause marks the permanent cessation of menstruation, when a woman has not menstruated for 12 months. In reproductive geographies, social aspects of reproduction are the focus of most of the literature.

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Reproductive Geographies: Bodies, Places and Politics

Pages

67 - 87

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BHAKTA, A., REED, B. and FISHER, J., 2018. Behind closed doors: the hidden needs of perimenopausal women in Ghana. IN: England, M.R., Fannin, M. and Hazen, H. (eds). Reproductive Geographies: Bodies, Places and Politics. London: Routledge, pp.67-87.

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Routledge

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Reproductive Geographies: Bodies, Places and Politics on 29 November 2018, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9780815386193.

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2018-11-29

ISBN

9780815386193; 9780429430138

Book series

Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

Language

en

Editor(s)

Marcia R. England, Maria Fannin, Helen Hazen

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