University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Benedicte Grima

Women, Culture, and Health in Rural Afghanistan

By: Benedicte Grima

For years women in tribal and rural Afghanistan have received minimal medical attention. The reasons extend far beyond the war against the Soviets in the 1980s or the Taliban rule in the 1990s. Men’s attitudes toward women’s health and women’s own concepts of health as interpreted by Islamic law and practice, combined with the fact […]