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Successful PhD defence by Runa Laila
'Reproductive Health Practices in Rural Bangladesh: State, Gender and Ethnicity'
On Monday, 29 August 2016, Runa Laila successfully defended her PhD thesis on 'Reproductive Health Practices in Rural Bangladesh: State, Gender and Ethnicity'.
In her thesis, Runa Laila explores an anomaly in the reproductive health situation of poor rural women in Bangladesh, namely the coexistence of significant fertility reduction at the same time as continued high maternal mortality due to dependency on home deliveries in the absence of skilled health professionals and health complications resulting from unsafe abortions.