Cultural Etiologies of Disability in Ghana: A Case of Food Taboos in Pregnancy

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Francisca Adom-Opare


Disability, Food Taboos, Pregnancy


In Ghana, most food taboos have their foundations in religious and cultural philosophies which reinforces negative etiologies and understanding of disability. Employing secondary data and personal experience; this article examines food taboos across three ethnic groups in Ghana and their cognitively held correlation with disability in unborn children and infants.

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