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234 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Map and TablesAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. Phase One: Midwife-Assisted Home Births, 1948-1953Chapter 2. Phase Two: Transitioning toward Hospital Births, 1954-1958Chapter 3. Phase Three: Physician-Assisted Hospital Births, 1959-1965Chapter 4. Phase Four: Medicalized Births, 1966-1979Chapter 5. Phase Five: Novoparteras and a Technocratic, Litigation-Based Model of Birth, 1980-2000Conclusion and Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314128 20180122
As Puerto Rico rapidly industrialized from the late 1940s until the 1970s, the social, political, and economic landscape changed profoundly. In the realm of heath care, the development of medical education, new medical technologies, and a new faith in science radically redefined childbirth and its practice. What had traditionally been a home-based, family-oriented process, assisted by women and midwives and "accomplished" by mothers, became a medicalized, hospital-based procedure, "accomplished" and directed by biomedical, predominantly male, practitioners, and, ultimately reconfigured, after the 1980s, into a technocratic model of childbirth, driven by doctors' fears of malpractice suits and hospitals' corporate concerns. Pushing in Silence charts the medicalization of childbirth in Puerto Rico and demonstrates how biomedicine is culturally constructed within regional and historical contexts. Prior to 1950, registered midwives on the island outnumbered registered doctors by two to one, and they attended well over half of all deliveries. Isabel M. Cordova traces how, over the next quarter-century, midwifery almost completely disappeared as state programs led by scientifically trained experts and organized by bureaucratic institutions restructured and formalized birthing practices. Only after cesarean rates skyrocketed in the 1980s and 1990s did midwifery make a modest return through the practices of five newly trained midwives. This history, which mirrors similar patterns in the United States and elsewhere, adds an important new chapter to the development of medicine and technology in Latin America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314128 20180122
Green Library
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138 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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xiv, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The accomplishments of pioneering doctors such as John Peter Mettauer, James Marion Sims, and Nathan Bozeman are well documented. It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental caesarean sections, ovariotomies, and obstetric fistulae repairs primarily on poor and powerless women. Medical Bondage, /em> breaks new ground by exploring how and why physicians denied these women their full humanity yet valued them as "medical superbodies" highly suited for medical experimentation.In Medical Bondage, Cooper Owens examines a wide range of scientific literature and less formal communications in which gynecologists created and disseminated medical fictions about their patients, such as their belief that black enslaved women could withstand pain better than white "ladies." Even as they were advancing medicine, these doctors were legitimizing, for decades to come, groundless theories related to whiteness and blackness, men and women, and the inferiority of other races or nationalities.Medical Bondage moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals. It also retells the story of black enslaved women and of Irish immigrant women from the perspective of these exploited groups and thus restores for us a picture of their lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820351353 20171211
Green Library
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xiv, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. American gynecology and black lives
  • The birth of American gynecology
  • Black women's experiences in slavery and medicine
  • Contested relations: slavery, sex, and medicine
  • Irish immigrant women and American gynecology
  • Historical black superbodies and the medical gaze
  • Afterword.
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xxiii, 73 pages : illustrations are in colour ; 30 cm
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xii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Midwives, Knowledge, and Power at Birth Chapter 2. Maria's World: The Plantation Chapter 3. The Role of the Midwife: Maria and Siriaca Chapter 4. Hands and Intuition: The Midwife's Prenatal Care Chapter 5. Soften the Pain: Management of Labor and Delivery Chapter 6. Looking after Mother and Infant: Postpartum Care Chapter 7. To Heal and to Hold: Midwife as Healer and Doctor to the Family Chapter 8. Career or Calling: National Health Policies and Midwifery Training Programs Chapter 9. Medicalization through the Lens of Childbirth Appendix I. Medicinal Plants and Remedies Mentioned by Midwives Appendix II. Common and Scientific Names of Medicinal Plants Notes Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477311387 20170117
The World Health Organization is currently promoting a policy of replacing traditional or lay midwives in countries around the world. As part of an effort to record the knowledge of local midwives before it is lost, Midwives and Mothers explores birth, illness, death, and survival on a Guatemalan sugar and coffee plantation, or finca, through the lives of two local midwives, Dona Maria and her daughter Dona Siriaca, and the women they have served over a forty-year period. By comparing the practices and beliefs of the mother and daughter, Sheila Cosminsky shows the dynamics of the medicalization process and the contestation between the midwives and biomedical personnel, as the latter try to impose their system as the authoritative one. She discusses how the midwives syncretize, integrate, or reject elements from Mayan, Spanish, and biomedical systems. The midwives' story becomes a lens for understanding the impact of medicalization on people's lives and the ways in which women's bodies have become contested terrain between traditional and contemporary medical practices. Cosminsky also makes recommendations for how ethno-obstetric and biomedical systems may be accommodated, articulated, or integrated. Finally, she places the changes in the birthing system in the larger context of changes in the plantation system, including the elimination of coffee growing, which has made women, traditionally the primary harvesters of coffee beans, more economically dependent on men.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477311387 20170117
Green Library
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175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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1 volume (various pagings) ; 30 x 22 cm
Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care: a guide for essential practice (3rd edition) (PCPNC), has been updated to include recommendations from recently approved WHO guidelines relevant to maternal and perinatal health. These include pre-eclampsia & eclampsia; postpartum haemorrhage; postnatal care for the mother and baby; newborn resuscitation; prevention of mother-to- child transmission of HIV; HIV and infant feeding; malaria in pregnancy, interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes, tobacco use and second-hand exposure in pregnancy, post-partum depression, post-partum family planning and post abortion care. The aim of PCPNC is to provide evidence-based recommendations to guide health care professionals in the management of women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, and newborns, and post abortion, including management of endemic diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB and anaemia. The PCPNC is a guide for clinical decision-making. All recommendations are for skilled attendants working at the primary level of health care, either at the facility or in the community. They apply to all women attending antenatal care, in delivery, postpartum or post abortion care, or who come for emergency care, and to all newborns at birth for routine and emergency care.
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v, 24 pages : illustrations are in colour ; 29 cm
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99 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 21 cm
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36 pages : charts ; 30 cm
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Journal/Periodical
volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
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62 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 45, XIX pages : illustrations are in colour, charts ; 28 cm
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45 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm.
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32 pages : color map ; 21 cm
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xxv, 273 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Cast of Characters Preface Introduction: Reproductive Assistance Corporeal Punishment: Sandra 1. Private Medicine and the Law of Life Crazy for Bingo: Consuelo 2. Assisted Whiteness Yo Soy Teresa la Fea/Ugly Teresa 3. White Beauty: Gamete Donation in a Mestizo Nation When Blood Calls: Frida and Anabela 4. Egg Economies and the Traffic between Women Abandonment: Vanessa 5. On Ice: Embryo Destinies Conclusion: Care-Worthy Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520270831 20160608
Assisted reproduction, with its test tubes, injections, and gamete donors, raises concerns about the nature of life and kinship. Yet these concerns do not take the same shape around the world. In this innovative ethnography of in vitro fertilization in Ecuador, Elizabeth F.S. Roberts explores how reproduction by way of biotechnological assistance is not only accepted but embraced despite widespread poverty and condemnation from the Catholic Church. Roberts' intimate portrait of IVF practitioners and their patients reveals how technological intervention is folded into an Andean understanding of reproduction as always assisted, whether through kin or God. She argues that the Ecuadorian incarnation of reproductive technology is less about a national desire for modernity than it is a product of colonial racial history, Catholic practice, and kinship configurations. God's Laboratory offers a grounded introduction to critical debates in medical anthropology and science studies, as well as a nuanced ethnography of the interplay between science, religion, race and history in the formation of Andean families.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520270831 20160608
Green Library
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167 p. ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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iv, 34 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
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