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Feminization and Stigmatization of Infertility in Malawi

The World Health Organization defines infertility as the inability to conceive after 12 months of regular and unprotected sex (WHO, 1975). Despite research that has shown that 50 per cent of infertility cases can be attributed to the male partner, in many societies the blame is cast on the woman, her voice silenced, and any action taken by the man deemed justifiable. Infertility affects millions of people across Sub-Saharan Africa, and in a socio-cultural context where children are valued ...


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  • Éditeur : Graduate Institute Publications
  • Collection : eCahiers de l’Institut | 28
  • Lieu d’édition : Genève
  • Année d’édition : 2020
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 30 juin 2020
  • EAN électronique : 9782940600168
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.iheid.7597

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