Master of Arts (MA)
Latin American Studies (Arts and Sciences)
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Despite tremendous growth in health and human rights literature over the past two decades, discussion on relationship between the two disciplines has remained noticeably absent from academic work on general health and medicine in Cuba. This thesis intends to demonstrate the value of a health and human rights approach in presenting a balanced analysis of reproductive health in Cuba. Ethnographic information collected over two trips to Cuba, interviews, and extensive literature reviews are systematically analyzed through the Jonathan Mann’s health and human rights framework. The resulting conclusion is that a rights-based analysis of healthcare in Cuba can lend greater understanding to the healthcare system and how it relates to the complex political and social themes of present-day Cuba.
Health; Human Rights; Reproductive Health; Cuba
Libby, Rachel D., "A Rights-Based Analysis of Reproductive Health in Cuba" (2011). Open Access Theses. 345.