Artículos de revistas
Reproductive health and Bolivian migration in restrictive contexts of access to the health system in Córdoba, Argentina
Aizenberg, Lila; Baeza, Brigida Norma; Reproductive health and Bolivian migration in restrictive contexts of access to the health system in Córdoba, Argentina; Taylor & Francis; Health Sociology Review; 26; 3; 9-2017; 254-265
Baeza, Brigida Norma
Although issues of health have been thoroughly analysed in the field of migration studies, there are still very few studies that seek to understand the reproductive health of women in migratory processes. This article analyses the reproductive health of Bolivian migrant women living in the city of Córdoba, Argentina, through an analysis focused on the community assets that migrants deploy in the health-disease-care process within restrictive contexts of access to the health system. The research consisted of an exploratory study using in-depth interviews with Bolivian migrant women and health professionals through the implementation of semi-structured guidelines. The work shows that, in an environment characterised by a health system that acts to exclude, migrant women develop a series of rational strategies where they draw on community assets embodied in forms of self-care of the body and in community networks. Based on a process of reframing memories related to health practices in the Andean world, these women incorporate these assets and more easily confront the obstacles that they must overcome as migrants in different stages of their reproductive health.