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The Medicalisation of Childbearing / Alyson Einion, Alys Einion

The Social Context of Birth, Issue: 3

Swansea University Author: Alys Einion

Abstract

The medicalization of a normal body function is linked to the historical control of women's bodies, and reproduction, by a patriarchal social and medical system. The impact of this on women's experiences of pregnancy and birth in the current context is discussed.

Published in: The Social Context of Birth
Published: CRC Press 2017
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa38190
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Abstract: The medicalization of a normal body function is linked to the historical control of women's bodies, and reproduction, by a patriarchal social and medical system. The impact of this on women's experiences of pregnancy and birth in the current context is discussed.
Keywords: midwife, mother, pregnant, birth, medicalisation, feminism,
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 3