Representations of sexual and reproductive health in mass media offer one indicator of women’s relative position and value as women in a given society (Bronstein 2005). Media sources also disseminate health messages, influencing people’s health choices and health behaviors (Wakefield, Loken, and Hornik 2010). This essay relies on a content analysis of forty-three articles published between August 28, 2015, and June 28, 2017, in Lebanon that used key terms related to reproductive health, sexual health, and breastfeeding. We systematically culled the articles from nine Lebanese newspapers (eight in Arabic) published online.1 Of these forty-three accounts, nineteen were by men, three were by women, one was coauthored by a man and a woman, and the remaining twenty did not include an author name. With the exception of an account by a woman targeting a male audience,...
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Recent News Coverage of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Lebanon
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 390-393.
Inas Abdelwahed, Ruba Abla, Rima Afifi; Recent News Coverage of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Lebanon. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 1 November 2018; 14 (3): 390–393. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15525864-7025623
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