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Sterility, Childbirth, Taboos, and Popular Religious Practices

Faegheh Shirazi

in Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Issues of sexuality and reproduction are important aspects, especially in traditional societies. Since sterility is often associated with grave consequences, women would make several efforts to ... More


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