In Labor: Women and Power in the Birthplace

Barbara Katz Rothman

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In Labor: Women and Power in the Birthplace

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  • Title: In Labor: Women and Power in the Birthplace
  • Author: Barbara Katz Rothman
  • ISBN: 9780393307986
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Tope on said:

      A comprehensive introductory work on the medicalization of childbirth in America. Rothman occasionally overstates her case, but she convincingly argues that hospital births in the U.S. are characterized by over-medicalization, routine and unnecessary technological interventions, inadequate attention to and support for the laboring mother, and a dramatic imbalance of power in favor of doctors (as opposed to mothers). In short, pregnancy and childbirth are treated by medical professionals as a dis [...]

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