Abortion, Sin, and the State in Thailand

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Index

a
abortion:
abortion rhetoric 3 , 66 , 69 - 70 ;
consequences of 13 - 14 , 110 , 125 -7;
decision-making 129 -47;
definitions of criminal abortion 114 -15;
incidence of 1 , 13 - 14 , 116 ;
incidence of morbidity and mortality 13 - 14 , 148 ;
information networks 115 ;
past practices 31 -2;
sex selective abortion 145 ;
as a 'social problem' 25 , 94 -7, 105 ;
studies innon-Western settings 4 ;
transnational politics of 148 -54;
see also attitudes, Buddhism
abortion law 13 ;
1980 parliamentary votes 48 , 50 ;
critiques of 25 -8;
definitions of health in 45 , n13;
history of 29 , 33 -5;
and HIV/AIDS 24 -5;
mental health provisions 60 , 103 -4, 156 -7;
Reform campaign 46 -8, 52 -3, 59 - 60 , 155 -7;
social views of 128 ;
Thai Medical Council subcommittee 60
abortion techniques 15 - 16 ;
see also aspirin, injection abortion, massage abortion, Misoprostol, self-medication
access 114 -15;
for HIV positive women 24 ;
see also poverty
advocacy organisations see women's advocacy groups
agency 6 - 7 , 109 , 110 , 127 -8, 129 -30;
see also choice
aspirin 16 , 113 -14
attitudes towards abortion 17 - 18 ;
medical profession's attitudes 18 , 156 ;
Queen's views on abortion 48

b
bap see Buddhist demerit/sin
bodies:
local understandings of n66, n118, 125 -6, 131 -2
Buddhism:
and abortion 18 - 21 , 68 ;
early Buddhist texts 32 -3;
rites for aborted foetuses 134 , 139 -40;
views on parliament/democracy 80 -1;
views of sexual desire 73
Buddhist demerit/sin (bap)18 , 112 , 117 , 126 , 133 -5
Bunnak, Thida 37 -8

c
cancer 125 -6
child care 138
children, value of 130 , 137 -8
choice 6 - 7 , 121 -2
class 106 -7, 110 , 155
conception n20, 21 , 112 , 131 -2;
see also life
Condit, Celeste 3 , 69 - 70 , 101 , 103
contraception see family planning
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 150 -1
Cultural Mandates 68
cultural values 47 , 63 , 73 , 75 -6, 94 ;
see also national identity
Cytotec see Misoprostol

d
Dao Phra Suk clinics 57
decision-making see abortion
democracy, representations of 79 - 81 , 85 -8
desired number of children see family planning
disability 142 -4
district hospitals 114 -15

e
economics see poverty
education see social change
emmenagogues 16 , 31 , 112 -14, 118 ;
and disability 143
ethics 129 -47
ethnogynaecology see emmenagogues, bodies
Eungpraphan, Withun 27 -8

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Abortion, Sin, and the State in Thailand
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Series Editor's Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Abortion, Sin and the State 11
  • 3 - A History of the Abortion Debate 29
  • 4 - Conceiving the Nation 66
  • 5 - Corrupt Girls, Victims of Men, Desperate Women 91
  • 6 - 'A Small Sin' 109
  • 7 - 'the Truth of Our Day-By-Day Lives' 129
  • 8 - Global Debates, Local Dilemmas 148
  • Appendix I 158
  • Appendix II 161
  • Glossary of Thai Terms 163
  • Notes 165
  • Bibliography 176
  • Index 187
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