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Thursday, November 21 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Session 124
Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa: exploring Intersections and Interlinkages

Chair: Chimaraoke Izugbara, International Center for Research on Women
Discussant: Sunday Adedini, University of the Witwatersrand

1. Examining the Interlinkages of Women’s Economic Empowerment and Reproductive Health in TanzaniaEsther Dungumaro, University of Dar es Salaam.

2. Searching the Nexus between Women Empowerment and Female Genital Cutting/MutilationPatrizia Farina, Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca; Mawa Mohamed, PhD Student; Livia Ortensi, Researcher; Thomas Pettinato, Researcher.

3. Is Household Wealth Associated with Consistent Condom Use among Young Women (15-35) in Zimbabwe?Goabaone Mabaila.

4. Empowerment and Entry to Antenatal Care: Does Empowerment Impact the Gestational Age at Which Pregnant Women Receive Antenatal Care?Phoebe Miller, University of California Berkeley; Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley; Dilys Walker, University of California, San Francisco.

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