Maternal Mental Health

In this article, Swept Under the Carpet: The Psychological Side of Maternal Health and Empowerment, Jane Fisher, professor of women’s studies at Monash University, researched areas where women were second class citizens and explores the topic of women’s rights and mental illness.

“Fisher’s research suggests a link between mental health and women’s empowerment. The status and treatment of women plays a formative role in their mental health, she said. The quality of a mother’s relationship with their intimate partner – including factors like whether the partner is polygamous, violent, alcoholic, or rejects the pregnancy – is key.”  writes Chavara. To read more, please go to this link.

This seems fairly intuitive. Though, I post this article, because I do not feel this issue is voiced enough.