Anthropology and international health : Asian case studies by Mark Nichter; Mimi Nichter

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14. have offspring. “The land is blamed if it gives not a good harvest…. ” Similarly, Delaney (1991) notes that women in Turkey provide the soil while men provide the seed. Notably, men’s and women’s contribution to procreation are differentially valued, with the male seed viewed as the sole source that creates a child and its identity. Also employed by āyurvedic practitioners are analogies associating a woman’s menstrual cycle to the movement of the sun and moon. Elsewhere in India, Marglin (1992) has found that a woman’s menstrual cycle is perceived to be analogous to the movement of the earth through the seasons.

34 Proponents of both arguments underestimate the potential for miseducation when appropriate education is not provided, and fail to appreciate existing family planning and sexual behavior. In regard to family planning knowledge and behavior, the following points may be emphasized: 1. The belief that literacy in itself will “correct false, and superstitious beliefs about the body” is naive. Most of our literate informants continued to entertain traditional ideas about fertility, at times incorporating these with modern ideas.

For example, the informant described the Havik Brahman ritual of oupasana as symbolizing the union of man and woman through the bonding of heat, a metaphor for conception and creativity. During Havika and other Brahman caste marriage rituals, the couple attends to a ritual fire. Following this act the couple is given a bamboo rube. Placed in this tube by the priest with his left hand are 68 pieces of durbe grass. This grass is a symbol of purity which is used as a sacred perimeter to contain the ritual fire.

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