Background: This article describes the local concepts indigenous Nahua women hold regarding their reproduction.
Specifically it provides a description of two indigenous illnesses—isihuayo and necaxantle, it discusses their etiology,
symptoms, and treatments, and it analyzes them within the local ethnomedical framework and sociopolitical
Many older African American women perceive spirituality as an important resource in facilitating the self-management process of their chronic disease conditions. Research designs, which are congruent with theoretical frameworks of African American women, are important.
At first glance it would appear that despite women's vital participation in peace-making processes, they are for the most part marginalised or belittled. However; moving away from the idea of women as outsiders and/or victims, we find evidence of their involvement in projects initiated and driven by them and/or in activities in which they work in equal roles alongside men.
Afrocentricity is a paradigm based on the idea that African people should reassert
a sense of agency in order to achieve sanity. During the l960s a group of African
American intellectuals in the newly-formed Black Studies departments at universities
began to formulate novel ways of analyzing information. In some cases, these new