Family Planning in Timor-Leste - New Naratif

“你生了 8 个小孩,因为你想要 6 个小孩。”

“你生了 8 个小孩,因为你想要 6 个小孩。”

在近 20 年前的东帝汶独立时期,这正是许多年轻女性的逻辑。家庭计画是个单纯却又悲伤的算术问题:家庭里预期不是每个小孩都能活下来,所以会多生几个小孩。

37 岁的 Jacinta 来自半乡村城镇格兰奴,格兰奴位于盛产咖啡的埃尔梅拉区。她表示,她有 7 个小孩,其中 “5 个还活着”。她依循女性在亲人离世之时的丧服传统,身穿全黑的服装。她的妹妹在几个月前过世了。黑色服装通常 1 年之后就不必再穿,但对无数女性来说,在独立的前几年,由于亲人接连离世,她们得一直穿着全黑服装。

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