Male gender preference, female gender disadvantage as risk factors for psychological morbidity in Pakistani women of childbearing age -- a life course perspective

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p745
Academic Journal
The article presents a life course perspective conducted on examining male gender preference and female gender disadvantage as risk factors for psychological morbidity in Pakistani women of childbearing age. It mentions that the prevalence of psychological morbidity is exceptionally high among women. It reports that women's own preference for a male child is strongly predicted by their perceptions of having been disadvantaged by their gender in their families of origin.


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