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Tafelberg Short: The Politics of Pregnancy

From 'population control' to women in control

Rhoda Kadalie

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Date Released:

November 2012

Price (incl. VAT):

R 55.00


About this book:

South African women's fertility poses a puzzle: despite immense poverty, the population is growing very slowly, against all international experience. Sadly, this cannot be attributed to the empowerment of women. Activist and analyst Rhoda Kadalie and her daughter Julia Pollak take a hard look at the politics behind our low fertility rate and related quandaries: low use of contraception and staggering rates of teen pregnancy. A wake-up call and a call to action.