Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Department 1



Discourse on women's reproductive rights through the lens of Muslim culture. The use of contraception, assisted fertility and abortion, are analyzed in Iran and Afghanistan. The culture surrounding family planning is detailed through a woman’s community, family, religion and the laws that govern the society they live in, which all influence her decision making in these matters. This piece stands as a cultural analysis of women's agency specifically in Middle Eastern Muslim culture, as it stands as a part of a global women's rights movement.


This paper was written for Professor Amy Evrard's course, ANTH 218: Islam and Women, Spring 2016.

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