African Women, Gender, Health, and Sexuality: Theoretical Considerations

  • Kathomi Gatwiri


This chapter illustrates how the post-colonial social and cultural constructions of African womanhood increase African—and more specifically Kenyan—women’s vulnerability to developing vaginal fistulas. It also discusses the theoretical underpinnings of gender inequality, power, and patriarchy, which paves the conversation on vaginal fistulas and their impact on women and girls.


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