Human Ecology

  • Contraceptive Discontinuation in Ethiopia

    Most research on the adoption of contraception in sub-Saharan countries focuses on why modern contraception is not adopted more widely. However, previous research suggested that attention should be directed to individuals who do adopt modern contraception but then later decide to switch method or abandon it altogether. Indeed, a significant number of women experience side effects […]

  • Emerging Forms of Food Consumer Behaviour and Food Governance

    This study will examine ways in which new media shape consumer activism and food governance. Contemporary efforts to change the structure and dynamics of food systems often depend on altering the patterns of consumer behaviour. Yet our current models of how consumers source, share and interpret food-related information are being radically challenged by new sources […]

  • Empowering women to take control over their reproductive health

    In today’s world, women’s reproductive lives are highly medicalised. From the start of the menstrual periods to the transition to menopause, from sexual behaviour to pregnancies and childbirth, women’s reproductive lives are not in their hands. Any deviation from ‘the norm’ has tended to be seen as a biological problem, a disorder or a pathology […]

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