Dr. Hussain Ali Lecturer Department of Sociology Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan presented a research paper in International Conference on Gender Studies “Gender Misrepresentations” in Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge United Kingdom (1-2, December 2018).
The research paper “Men’s Decision Making: The Determinant of Home Delivery among Women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan” mainly focused to study the men’s decision making and its influence on choice of delivery place among Pakhtun Women in the study area (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).
The researcher presented the poor maternal health condition in Pakistan and particularly in the study area. The presentation covered the Three Delay (3D) model and conceptual framework to state the various men’s dominant factors and their significant association with poor maternal health.
The major findings show the highly significant correlation between men’s decision making and women’s restriction from accessibility and utilization of maternal health care in the study area. Similarly due to women subordinate position they are confined to domestic sphere for antenatal care and child delivery. Dr. Olena Lytovka & Anastasya Manuilova, London Center for Interdisciplinary Research, United Kingdom chair the session. The chair appreciated the work focused on one of the important gender issue and shared in their views that women in Pakistan especially in the study area in the worse health condition which need to addressed by the involvement of government functionaries and civil society organizations. At the end of conference certificate was presented to researcher by the chair.