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Reproductive Health Decision Making Among Nomadic Pastoralists in North Eastern Kenya: A qualitative social network analysis

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BMC Reproductive Health

This research article investigates decision making processes among nomadic pastoralists in North Eastern Kenya. The authors used a survey and open-ended interviews to identify who women contact when making reproductive and sexual health decisions, a woman’s “network”. The findings show that women’s husbands made reproductive and sexual health decisions and did not approve of modern family planning use and female neighbors and mothers provided important support.

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