Tolley, E.

Participatory methods for research on women's reproductive health

A workshop was held in India to "adapt some of the participatory methods developed within agriculture for conducting PRA exercises on women's health". A "body mapping" exercise was conducted with a group of traditional birth attendants to discuss their concepts of reproduction, contraception and nutrition. A village mapping exercise led later to construction of "pregnancy time lines" and information on family planning acceptors. The article briefly mentions constraints, such as how to deal with sensitive issues like abortion.