Publication date: 
January 15, 2014

This seminar reports on reproductive history interviews with 1,014 Tibetan women 40 years of age and older living at altitudes of 3,000+ meters in Gorkha and Mustang Districts, Nepal, as well as on ethnographic data from the regions. The seminar will cover variation between the two districts, which are at different stages of the fertility transition, examining not only demographic trends within fertility and child survivorship but also cultural explanations and lived experiences of these patterns of pregnancy and birth, survival and loss.