Title

Strategies of social and sexual control of Malaysian women in psychiatric institutional care

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Sara Ashencaen Crabtree, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Health Care for Women International

Publication Date

6-1-2004

Abstract

An ethnographic study of female psychiatric patients was undertaken in East Malaysia. Findings indicate that these service users were subject to a number of sexist and oppressive practices that militate against their freedom of movement on the wards as well as their social interaction in the wider context of the hospital. Stereotypic notions of female sexuality and morality act as forms of moral containment and are interpreted in the hospital context as requiring heavy custodial care by the hospital authorities.

ISSN

0739-9332

Publisher

Taylor and Francis Ltd.

Volume

25

Issue

6

First Page

581

Last Page

595

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

article; female; hospital; human; human rights; lesbianism; Malaysia; mental health care; policy; sexuality; social control; ward; Anecdotes; Battered Women; Commitment of Mentally Ill; Female; Homosexuality, Female; Humans; Malaysia; Mental Disorders; Mentally Ill Persons; Psychiatric Department, Hospital; Questionnaires; Women's Health; Women's Rights

Scopus ID

3042590031

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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