An Estimate of Male Subfecundity in the Gwembe Tonga of Zambia

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An Estimate of Male Subfecundity in the Gwembe Tonga of Zambia

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Samuel en_US Pantazis, Athena en_US 2012-09-13T17:38:40Z 2012-09-13 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other Pantazis_washington_0250O_10288.pdf en_US
dc.description Thesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Primary and secondary sterility have been demonstrated to be elevated in sub-Saharan Africa in comparison to expectations for rates of sterility based on natural fertility populations. Despite being a condition of the couple, demographic measurement of sterility has previously only been done for women. With the availability of birth histories for Gwembe Tonga men from 1956-1996 from the Gwembe Tonga Research Project, this thesis uses the Larsen-Menken subsequently infertile measure and discrete time event history analysis to estimate male secondary sterility in this population. Secondary sterility is also estimated for the female population of the Gwembe Tonga as well as from four Zambia Demographic and Health Surveys (1992, 1996, 2001-02, and 2007) to explore differences between the sexes and trends over time. Male subfecundity is found to be similar to female subfecundity through the mid-thirties, after which women's sterility rates are much higher. Secondary sterility was also found to increase over time in the Zambia. en_US
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dc.subject Infertility; Men; Sterility; Zambia en_US
dc.subject.other Demography en_US
dc.subject.other Sociology en_US
dc.subject.other Sociology en_US
dc.title An Estimate of Male Subfecundity in the Gwembe Tonga of Zambia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.embargo.terms Delay release for 2 years -- then make Open Access en_US
dc.embargo.lift 2014-09-03T17:38:40Z

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