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    Cuban youth: changing attitudes towards sexual and reproductive health

    Samuels, F. and Molyneux, M. and Gideon, Jasmine (2023) Cuban youth: changing attitudes towards sexual and reproductive health. Progress in Development Studies , ISSN 1464-9934.

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    Cuba remains one of the few countries still governed by a communist party. Despite its socialist commitments, including to gender equality, these have not been fully achieved and norms concerning gender roles are often at variance with revolutionary values. Focusing on youth and particularly young women, this paper draws on primary data collected in Cuba in 2018-2019 to explore young people’s sexual and reproductive health decisions. The analysis highlights how despite the family planning services and educational opportunities made available to them young women’s reproductive and sexual choices are often determined by men and by values that accord primacy to marriage and motherhood, as conservative values are increasingly gaining a foothold.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Cuba, youth, sexual and reproductive health, norms, gender
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Jasmine Gideon
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 15:59
    Last Modified: 18 Jan 2024 17:56


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