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Balancing tradition and modernity in narratives surrounding contraception use among poorer women in West Bengal, India.
Unformatted Document Text:  17 lost a baby are extremely wary of using birth control, as are those who have lost a baby in the family. A child dying while young is another real possibility. One woman at Mogra Haat II with sons aged nine and eleven said: “My sons are no longer very young, but they cross the train tracks on the way to school, and I worry about that. I know there are a lot of accidents on the tracks, and I know they play there even though I have asked them not to.” Worries such as these make women wary of permanently and prematurely ending their fertile years. Hence, they prefer to use the pill or IUD which present the possibility of a rapid and uncomplicated return to fertility. However there are others who choose to have a tubal ligation even while being aware of the real danger of becoming permanently infertile. Paradoxically, the fact that this procedure is permanent seems to be a reason in favor for those women choosing to have this operation. An older woman (aged anywhere between thirty and forty, she said) interviewed at Diamond Harbor said she went by herself and had a ligation in a local clinic without consulting her husband. She was smiling when she said: “So I went back after the operation, and he asked where have you been? And I said that I had had the operation. He was very angry, but what could he do? I had done it.” In this particular case, she was at an advantage because her husband was living off her income, but women dependent on their husbands for financial support find it difficult to do this. What many of these women do is that they wait until they are visiting their

Authors: Mookerjee, Devalina.
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lost a baby are extremely wary of using birth control, as are those who have lost a baby in
the family.
A child dying while young is another real possibility. One woman at Mogra Haat II
with sons aged nine and eleven said:
“My sons are no longer very young, but they cross the train tracks on the
way to school, and I worry about that. I know there are a lot of accidents
on the tracks, and I know they play there even though I have asked them
not to.”
Worries such as these make women wary of permanently and prematurely ending
their fertile years. Hence, they prefer to use the pill or IUD which present the possibility
of a rapid and uncomplicated return to fertility. However there are others who choose to
have a tubal ligation even while being aware of the real danger of becoming permanently
infertile. Paradoxically, the fact that this procedure is permanent seems to be a reason in
favor for those women choosing to have this operation. An older woman (aged anywhere
between thirty and forty, she said) interviewed at Diamond Harbor said she went by
herself and had a ligation in a local clinic without consulting her husband. She was
smiling when she said:
“So I went back after the operation, and he asked where have you been?
And I said that I had had the operation. He was very angry, but what could
he do? I had done it.”
In this particular case, she was at an advantage because her husband was living off
her income, but women dependent on their husbands for financial support find it difficult
to do this. What many of these women do is that they wait until they are visiting their


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