Body mapping in health RRA/PRA

Publication year: 
1992

Body mapping (pictures of the perceived working of the female reproductive system) was conducted with women in southern Zimbabwe. The study aimed at bridging local knowledge and western medical explanations of non-indigenous contraception. Maps were drawn on the ground with a stick. The use of body maps helped to generate discussions from which an understanding of local idioms and ideas of contraception emerged.

Interest groups: 
Of interest to health practitioners and researchers concerned with reproductive health and family planning.
Source publication information
Journal Title: 
RRA Notes
Source: 
mimeo
Volume: 
No 16
Pages: 
69-76
Publisher
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK
Holdings: 
IIED