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This has not occurred by accident, but as a direct consequence of the
development of male-oriented obstetrics. In Suzanne Arms's words, The history of
childbirth can be viewed as a gradual attempt by man to extricate the process of
birth from ...
She knew about modern methods of obstetric intervention, but explained that if
labour is prolonged, one should deliver a child by smearing one's hand with
bone marrow and helping the baby 'get through the road that is closed'. Both
In East Germany gynaecology and obstetrics are harnessed to the services of a
Communist state. (My research in East Germany was undertaken in 1965, so that
the material presented here is largely historical.) Education for childbirth is ...
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A leading social anthropologist examines what being a mother means to a woman as a person, using examples from societies all over the world, and concludes that a great deal of what we call "maternal ... Read full review
Mothercraft or Motherhood?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989