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In writing 'patient resting' on the card the midwives were offering to the
obstetrician an assessment of which he would approve, for this was his aim too.
The male obstetrician tends to make assumptions about female psychology
which derive ...
The actual posture which the woman is required to adopt in the delivery room is
also symptomatic of the relation between obstetrician and patient. It is only in our
Western technological culture that the woman having a baby has to lie flat on her
Some psychoanalysts have explained frequently encountered male attitudes in
terms of 'uterine envy'.10 The obstetrician, as distinct from the midwife who is
traditionally far less interventionist, seeks to take control of childbirth. It is then
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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
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Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989