Perception of reproductive illness by the women themselves is important in understanding the women's reproductive health in a particular society. It also indicates the possibility of taking perception as a tool for measuring reproductive illness. Though women do not have a “germ theory” to explain their reproductive illness they have a sense of illness pathology. Reproductive illness perceived by women is related to physical symptoms and situations in a network of meanings and different meanings are socially generated to articulate their experiences.
Krishnakumari, P., Joshi, P. C., Arun Kumar, M. C., & Singh, M. M. (2014). Women’s Perception of Reproductive Illness in Manipur, India. Journal of Anthropology, 2014, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/321480