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dc.contributor.advisorHoy, William G.
dc.contributor.authorMcCalley, Emily M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T16:47:17Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T16:47:17Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.date.issued2018-05-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/10279
dc.description.abstractThe World Health Organization and leading global aid distributors have made access to contraception one of their number one priorities for global health intervention this century, citing the corresponding improvements in maternal and infant mortality rates, lowering of family size, and higher education levels in areas with recent access to birth control. Yet historically, the Catholic Church has condemned artificial contraception as antithetical to a Christian understanding of marriage, sexuality, and family and an ultimate danger to community life. This original qualitative study uses classical grounded theory techniques to investigate how Catholics and non-Catholics with experience in low-income countries navigate the social justice issues around contraception and poverty. Analysis of data from 16 semi-structured interviews with priests and health care providers showed that respondents’ accounts of historical narrative, spiritual authority, and ultimately of human flourishing are critical to how they frame these questions. These fundamental differences lead to varying accounts of the way that contraception can enhance or harm the lives of women and societies in developing countries.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectGrounded theory.en_US
dc.subjectQualitative study.en_US
dc.subjectCatholicism.en_US
dc.subjectContraception.en_US
dc.subjectGlobal health.en_US
dc.subjectHealth care.en_US
dc.subjectWomen's health.en_US
dc.subjectSocial justice.en_US
dc.subjectHumanae Vitae.en_US
dc.subjectMaternal health.en_US
dc.subjectTheology.en_US
dc.subjectFamily planning.en_US
dc.titleCatholicism, Contraception, & the Bottom Billion: A Grounded Theory Study of Family Planning & Global Povertyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US


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