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Balancing tradition and modernity in narratives surrounding contraception use among poorer women in West Bengal, India.
Unformatted Document Text:  4 in the foothills of the Himalayas and in the south lays the Bay of Bengal (Mansingh, 1998). The state of West Bengal has a population of 80,221,171 (Census of India, 2001). Its capital city, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), has a population of 13,216,546 (Census of India, 2001). The language spoken is Bengali, and this is the language in which interviews were conducted. The first center at which interviews with women were conducted was M.R. Bangur Hospital in South Kolkata. Bangur’s family planning clinic is located within the hospital premises and like all other government run family planning units, is part of the MCH (Mother and Child Health) program of the Government of West Bengal. Called a PP (Post-Partum) clinic, it also offers gynecological, immunization and ante-natal services. Interviews took place in the waiting area, a large room where women congregate waiting for their names to be called to go in to see a doctor. Being a first tier referral hospital, complicated cases from all over the state are sent to Bangur for medical care, thus making it possible to meet women from all around the state in the waiting area. Predominantly, however, most of the clientele are from Kolkata and its environs. The second center was Diamond Harbor Sub Divisional Hospital, about two hours by bus from southern Kolkata. Diamond Harbor is a semi/sub urban town located on the bank of the Ganges with a fairly large industrial and tourist related trade. The PP clinic in Diamond Harbor is within the hospital grounds, but about a five minute walk from the main buildings. The waiting area is much smaller than that at Bangur, and women frequently have to wait outside the clinic if there are more than twenty or so patients.

Authors: Mookerjee, Devalina.
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in the foothills of the Himalayas and in the south lays the Bay of Bengal (Mansingh,
1998). The state of West Bengal has a population of 80,221,171 (Census of India, 2001).
Its capital city, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), has a population of 13,216,546 (Census of
India, 2001). The language spoken is Bengali, and this is the language in which
interviews were conducted.
The first center at which interviews with women were conducted was M.R. Bangur
Hospital in South Kolkata. Bangur’s family planning clinic is located within the hospital
premises and like all other government run family planning units, is part of the MCH
(Mother and Child Health) program of the Government of West Bengal. Called a PP
(Post-Partum) clinic, it also offers gynecological, immunization and ante-natal services.
Interviews took place in the waiting area, a large room where women congregate waiting
for their names to be called to go in to see a doctor. Being a first tier referral hospital,
complicated cases from all over the state are sent to Bangur for medical care, thus making
it possible to meet women from all around the state in the waiting area. Predominantly,
however, most of the clientele are from Kolkata and its environs.
The second center was Diamond Harbor Sub Divisional Hospital, about two hours
by bus from southern Kolkata. Diamond Harbor is a semi/sub urban town located on the
bank of the Ganges with a fairly large industrial and tourist related trade. The PP clinic in
Diamond Harbor is within the hospital grounds, but about a five minute walk from the
main buildings. The waiting area is much smaller than that at Bangur, and women
frequently have to wait outside the clinic if there are more than twenty or so patients.


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