Motivations for food prohibitions during pregnancy and their enforcement mechanisms in a rural Ghanaian district

Samson K Arzoaquoi, Edward E Essuman, Fred Y Gbagbo, Eric Yeboah Tenkorang, Ireneous Ngmenlanaa Soyiri, Amos K Laar

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Food taboos are known from virtually all human societies and pregnant women have often been targeted. We qualitatively assessed food taboos during pregnancy, its motivating factors, and enforcement mechanisms in the Upper Manya Krobo district of Ghana.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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