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Birth in Nepal and Chaupadi: A Sexist Custom

Last post 08-05-2011 4:36 PM by Laxmi. 0 replies.
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  • 08-05-2011 4:36 PM

    • Laxmi
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    • Joined on 01-12-2010
    • Kathmandu, Nepal
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    Birth in Nepal and Chaupadi: A Sexist Custom

    Dear All,

    You might be interested to know the childbirth practices in different parts of the world. So, I'm sharing here with you childbirth practices and custom surrounding births and menstruation especially in the western part of Nepal. Here is link

    "Birth in Nepal" http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/witness/2010/05/20105372154435803.html

    "Chaupadi: A Sexist Custom" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=kqO6XQwsgt4&utm_source=fb0531​11am&utm_medium=video&utm_camp​aign=chaupadi

    Just to let you know that Chau means menses and padi means hut/shelter.

    In Nepal, Chaupadi forces women to be isolated in small, unventilated mud sheds during menstruation or after child birth. The custom is based on the belief that menstruating women are unclean and could spread their impurity.

    Laxmi Tamang, RN, MPH
    Founding member
    Midwifery Society of Nepal
    Website: http//www.midson.org
    and
    Founding Manager
    APS Birthing Centre
    Khashi Bazar, Kalanki, Kathmandu-14
    PO Box 8975, EPC 2946
    Kalanki, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Email: laxtshering@yahoo.com
    Website: http//www.apskendra.org.np/Contact
    Blog: http//www.laxmitamang.blogspot.com
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