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vi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
"This book focuses on the findings that indicate that improved policy-making is needed, leading to enhanced transparency and more dynamism in assisted reproduction-related research. The book focuses on the country of Greece and its ability to capitalize on its natural advantages in this special kind of tourism as well"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
234 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Midwife-assisted home births, 1948-1953
  • Transitioning toward hospital births, 1954-1958
  • Physician-assisted hospital births, 1959-1965
  • Medicalized births, 1966-1979
  • Novoparteras a technocratic, litigation-based model of birth and novoparteras, 1980-2000
  • Conclusion and epilogue.
Green Library
xvii, 198 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Part I: Sex Selection.- Chapter 1 Coping with Sex Selective Abortions in Vietnam: An Ethnographic Study of Selective Reproduction as Emotional Experience.- Chapter 2 The Development of Sex Selective Reproductive Technologies within Fertility, Inc. and the Anticipation of Lifestyle Sex Selection.- Part II: Preventing Disease and Disability.- Chapter 3 Moral Adherers: Pregnant Women Undergoing Routine Prenatal Screening in Denmark.- Chapter 4 Moral Bearing: The Paradox of Choice, Anxiety and Responsibility in Taiwan.- Chapter 5 Selecting What? Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening Trajectories in Spain.- Part III: Selecting Traits.- Chapter 6 They Don't Just Take a Random Egg: Egg Selection in the United States.- Chapter 7 Technologies of Enchantment: Commercial Surrogacy and Egg Donation in India.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319582191 20171017
This book explores how conditions for childbearing are changing in the 21st century under the impact of new biomedical technologies. Selective reproductive technologies (SRTs) - technologies that aim to prevent or promote the birth of particular kinds of children - are increasingly widespread across the globe. Wahlberg and Gammeltoft bring together a collection of essays providing unique ethnographic insights on how SRTs are made available within different cultural, socio-economic and regulatory settings and how people perceive and make use of these new possibilities as they envision and try to form their future lives. Topics covered include sex-selective abortions, termination of pregnancies following detection of fetal anomalies during prenatal screening, the development of preimplantation genetic diagnosis techniques as well as the screening of potential gamete donors by egg agencies and sperm banks. This is invaluable reading for scholars of medical anthropology, medical sociology and science and technology studies, as well as for the fields of gender studies, reproductive health and genetic disease research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319582191 20171017
Green Library
xxii, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Advances in assisted reproductive technology are producing a new world whose boundaries and implications have yet to be fully explored and understood. New advances are announced and hit the headlines with dizzying regularity, triggering the hopes and aspirations of some, and the fears of others. What is possible? What are the implications? What should be permissible? Who should decide?Medically assisted reproductive techniques were developed to treat sterility and infertility. However, in parallel this has created a demand for applications outside the fields for which these technologies were originally intended. This book explores the issues that surround medically assisted reproduction by addressing them from the perspective of four key areas: the mystery of procreation and the enigma of origin and where we come from; the question of difference and alterity in procreation (be it the breaking down of the notion that one comes from two in heterologous procreation to the aspirations for same-sex procreation, or the blurring of chronology and generations through cryoconservation); the place of destiny, including how to think about individual destinies in an age of increasingly accessible gene sequencing paired with a growing link between procreation and prediction; and an exploration of how clinicians and professionals can respond to the subjective experiences of those who resort to medically assisted reproduction, and the singularity of each person's response to the difficult and complex questions it raises.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782204749 20171127
Green Library
1 online resource (xiv, 391 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Preface-- Part I. Generic Issues: 1. Promoting and implementing the biopsychosocial perspective in obstetrics and gynaecology: the role of specialist societies-- 2. Psychosocial context of illness and wellbeing in women's health-- 3. Epigenetics: the bridge between biology and psychosocial health-- 4. Communicating effectively: the patient-clinician relationship in women's healthcare-- 5. Biopsychosocial aspects of eating disorders in obstetrics and gynaecology-- 6. The brain, heart and human behaviour-- 7. Complementary medicine for women's healthcare-- 8. Domestic violence and abuse-- 9. Female genital cutting-- Part II. Gynaecology: 10. Diverse sex development: critical biopsychosocial perspectives-- 11. Biopsychosocial factors in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology-- 12. Biopsychosocial factors in premenstrual syndrome-- 13. Biopsychosocial factors in abnormal uterine bleeding-- 14. Biopsychosocial aspects of infertility-- 15. Psychological and social aspects of reproductive life events among men-- 16. Biopsychosocial factors in chronic pelvic pain-- 17. Biopsychosocial factors in emergency gynaecology-- 18. Biopsychosocial factors in urinary incontinence-- 19. Biopsychosocial perspectives on the menopause-- 20. Biopsychosocial factors in gynaecological cancer-- 21. Assessment and management of women with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: a biopsychosocial approach-- Part III. Sexual and Reproductive Health: 22. Psychosexual disorders-- 23. Psychosocial aspects of fertility control-- 24. Legal and ethical factors in sexual and reproductive health-- Part IV. Obstetrics and Maternal Health: 25. Psychobiology of birth-- 26. Assessment of psychosocial health during the perinatal period-- 27. Biopsychosocial factors in prenatal screening and diagnosis for fetal anomaly-- 28. The maternal-fetal relationship: conceptualisation, measurement and application in practice-- 29. Reproductive health care for women with psychosocial issues-- 30. Maternal psychosocial distress-- 31. The effects of stress on pregnancy: a not-so-evident association revisited-- 32. Biopsychosocial approach to the management of drug and alcohol use in pregnancy-- 33. Biopsychosocial factors in preterm labor and delivery-- 34. Tokophobia-- 35. Psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and lactation-- 36. Psychotherapy in pregnancy: basic principles and transcultural aspects-- 37. Biopsychosocial factors in intrapartum care-- 38. Biopsychosocial factors in postnatal care-- 39. Birth trauma and post-traumatic stress-- 40. Vicarious traumatization in maternity care providers-- 41. Biopsychosocial care after the loss of a baby-- Appendix: RCOG checklist of hints and tips to support clinical practice in the management of gender-based violence-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107120143 20171030
Biopsychosocial factors are integral to all aspects of healthcare but perhaps nowhere more so than in obstetrics, gynaecology and women's health. This is probably because so much of what occurs in the specialty involves dramatic, life-changing events - from pregnancy and childbirth to menopause and malignancy. This text was planned to inform clinical care and improve the psychological element of women's healthcare. The content covers a wide spectrum of care, including chapters on all the major subspecialties. The two editors, between them, have long-term and broad experience of writing and researching the areas covered in this text. Obstetricians, gynaecologists, midwives, psychiatrists, psychologists and those in many other areas of healthcare, including healthcare managers, should read this book. It is hoped that a distillate of its content will be incorporated in general and subspecialty training curricula to optimise the future care given to patients, partners and offspring.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107120143 20171030
1 online resource (pages)
  • 1. Introduction 2. Physics and Development Of Breast Tomosynthesis 3. The Technologist's Perspective 4. Implementation of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis into Clinical Practice 5. Tomosynthesis in Screening Mammography 6. Tomosynthesis in Diagnostic Mammography 7. Interpretation Tips and Pitfalls 8. Benign Findings 9. Malignant Findings 10. Architectural Distortion 11. Integrating Tomosynthesis with Mulitmodality Imaging 12. The Post-Operative Breast 13. Tomosynthesis in Male Breast 14. Interventional Procedures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780323358279 20170814
The use of tomosynthesis in breast imaging is growing rapidly due to its superior ability to identify and characterize normal findings, benign lesions, and breast cancer, as well as its optimal performance with dense breast tissue. Providing unparalleled coverage of this breakthrough breast imaging modality, Breast Tomosynthesis explains how this new modality can lead to enhanced interpretation and better patient outcomes. This new reference is an indispensable guide for today's practitioner looking to keep abreast of the latest developments with correlative findings, practical interpretation tips, physics, and information on how tomosynthesis differs from conventional 2D FFDM mammography. Over 900 high-quality images offer visual guidance to effectively reading and interpreting this key imaging modality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780323358279 20170814

7. Bundle of blues [2005]

1 streaming video file (13 min.) : digital, sound, color
Women who experience postpartum mood disorders may feel that they are all alone, but postpartum depression actually may affect as many as one in five new mothers. Janice first experienced extreme anxiety attacks about three months after her delivery; the first time was after a family party: 'Out of nowhere I felt like a freight train came through the house and knocked me down.' Monique didn't share her feelings with her family, and felt that it was unacceptable in the black community to seek therapeutic help. 'I was taking everything to the extreme. I thought I was going nuts inside ... I was pretty much being held hostage by my obsessive compulsive need to monitor him.' Thomas recalls that after a difficult birth and recovery his wife Carol grew distant and seemed uninterested in her baby. But neither he nor the professionals they consulted realized that she had become suicidal--she eventually hung herself.
1 streaming video file (55 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
Explores the difficult ethical issues arising from advances in biotechnology that now make it possible to identify genetic defects during pregnancy. Features interviews with seven couples who speak openly about how they made individual decisions about prenatal testing and how they have dealt with the negative and positive consequences of those decisions.
x, 399 pages : illustrations (some color) ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Epidemiologic trends internationally-- Laparotomies and cesarean delivery-- Hysterotomies during cesarean delivery-- Fetal extraction during cesarean delivery-- Cephalic extraction-- Fetal extraction with instruments-- Anomalous presentation-- Placental removal and uterine exteriorization techniques-- Suture of uterine incisions-- Optimal cesarean delivery of the 21st century-- Fibroids and myomectomy in cesarean delivery-- Management of placenta previa and/or accrete-- The proactive use of balloons for the management of postpartum hemorrhage in cesarean delivery-- Exceptional situations after delivery and postpartum haemorrhage-- Dystocia and intrapartum ultrasound in cesarean delivery-- Dystocia and cesarean delivery-- Shoulder dystocia and cesarean delivery-- Multiple pregnancy and cesarean delivery-- Cesarean delivery for the preterm neonate-- The neonate from cesarean delivery-- General anesthesia for cesarean delivery-- Local anesthesia for cesarean delivery-- Characteristics of the post cesarean delivery uterine scar-- Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery-- Forensic aspects of cesarean delivery.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482226348 20171218
The definitive monograph on the world's most commonly performed obstetric surgical procedure, this text benefits from plentiful illustrations to show all the details a surgeon needs to know, and from expert international contributors to share their knowledge on the many specialist questions raised.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482226348 20171218
xxxiii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The interplay between mind and body is a rapidly developing area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, growing in prominence as many areas of medicine recognise the importance of understanding the physical, mental, and social aspects of complex conditions. Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology: A Patient-Centred Biopsychosocial Approach is the fundamental work facilitating the management of women's disease conditions resulting from psychosomatic or mind-body interactions routinely encountered by clinicians. Authored by a world-renowned group of contributors who have led a transformative approach to the way services to women are approached, Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology comprehensively addresses the biological, psychological, social and cultural factors leading to disease manifestations. Including methods for prevention, detection and treatment, the text is supported by thirty case studies taken from real-life situations to support learning and guide clinical practice. Including detailed chapters on the scientific basic of the clinical psychosomatic concept, prevention of morbidity and mortality from cancer and obesity, pregnancy, premenstrual disorders, sexuality and psychosomatic implications of migration and cultural issues, this title is a highly topical and much-needed guide to addressing clinical conditions that compromise women's health as well as their mental and social wellbeing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198749547 20170919
Green Library

11. Dead mums don't cry [2005]

1 streaming video file (49 min.) : digital, sound, color
Dead Mums Don't Cry documents one woman's remarkable struggle to stop mothers in her country from dying. She's Grace Kodindo--an obstetrician in the poverty-stricken central African country of Chad. Women in Chad have a 1 in 11 chance of dying during pregnancy or in childbirth. The risk for women in the UK is 1 in 5100. Cutting maternal mortality by 75% by 2015 was one of the eight Millennium Development Goals set by 189 countries in 2000. Five years on, progress is far behind schedule--and this film reveals it's slowest on the goals that affect women and children.
456 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
  • "Il se croit dispensé d'entrer dans aucun détail sur la nécessité d'un cours d'accouchement" -- Sur toutes les bouches... -- Trame, fil et navette : le tissage d'un discours -- "C'est d'elles que dépendent souvent la santé et la vie d'un grand nombre d'individus" -- Sages-femmes en Révolution -- L'héritage et ses figures -- Les cours d'accouchement avant la loi de l'an XI : approche humaine et matérielle -- De l'institution à la loi : naissance de la sage-femme française -- École exceptionnelle, école unique : l'Hospice de la Maternité de Paris -- Des ambitions à la pratique -- La légitimité départementale : résistances locales et appropriation de la loi de ventôse -- Mailler la France d'écoles -- Les cours d'accouchement français au XIXe siècle -- Le fonctionnement des cours : formes et financement -- L'élève sage-femme : un portrait social -- "Cet état si méprisable" (Pierre Eyméoud, 1791) -- "Tirer les élèves de la classe des pauvres" -- Filles et soeurs d'accoucheuses, sages-femmes "par famille" -- L'éclosion de l'agent de santé publique -- Façonner une nouvelle sage-femme -- De l'État au département, la sage-femme, agent au service des populations -- Le personnel des écoles d'accouchement -- Professer l'art des accouchements : un titre, deux postes -- Compléter le savoir des élèves et tenir la maison -- Savoirs et méthodes -- Savoir lire et écrire : l'instruction primaire des élèves sages-femmes -- Pour la mère, la femme et l'enfant -- Apprendre et retenir -- Élargissement du savoir et progrès des soins -- La résistance d'une profession -- De contestations en concurrence, une place à trouver -- L'usure du système napoléonien -- Le bilan d'un siècle de formation obstétricale.
"Protéger l'homme "au moment où il arrive au port de la vie", telle est la mission que les gouvernements français, de l'Ancien Régime à la IIIe République, assignent aux sages-femmes. Accompagnatrices des mères et désormais membres du corps médical, les sages-femmes se sont constituées au cours du XIXe siècle en profession scientifique, détentrice d'un savoir riche et varié. Partout en France, leur formation a occupé administrateurs et médecins, faisant naître des dizaines d'écoles départementales, dont le dynamisme n'a souvent eu que peu à envier à l'école de l'Hospice de la Maternité de Paris. Du cours hospitalier à la véritable école-maternité, les institutions de formation ont accueilli en un siècle des dizaines de milliers de jeunes femmes qui, leur diplôme en main, se sont faites dans les campagnes les "institutrices du système de santé" français. Lettrées, compétentes et respectées, les sages-femmes ont ainsi fait bénéficier leurs patientes d'une qualité de soins acquise aux meilleures sources du savoir obstétrical. Légitimées par leur formation et le monopole que l'État leur accorde face aux matrones, elles ont mis au monde l'essentiel de la population française, ont vacciné des générations de nouveau-nés et se sont faites les chantres de l'hygiène pasteurienne dès ses débuts. L'histoire de l'émergence de ce corps professionnel, né d'une volonté politique et du consentement des accoucheuses, est riche d'enseignements pour les enjeux contemporains de la naissance et de ses acteurs."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
p. ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Preface. Foreword: An eye to the future. Highlights on the dynamism and multifunctionality of human endometrium in the era of precision medicine. Diagnosis of the Endometrial Factor: New imaging diagnostics. Molecular diagnosis of endometrial receptivity. Molecular diagnosis of endometriosis. Microbiological diagnosis: The human endometrial microbiome-endometritis. Hysteroscopy: An invasive diagnosis. Personalization of the Endometrial Factor: The endometrium in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Obesity and the endometrium. Uterine fibroids and the endometrium. New knowledge about adenomyosis. Therapeutic Options of the Endometrial Factor: Hormonal regulation of the endometrium and the effects of hormonal therapies. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (previously Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding): How to manage. Inflammation of the endometrium in reproduction. Empirical treatments to improve receptivity: Why not?. Endometrial scratching. Stem Cell Therapies for Atrophic Endometrium and Asherman's Syndrome. Gestational surrogacy. Uterine transplantation. The Ultimate Goal: Embryo/fetal-maternal cross-talk. Embryo transfer: Fresh, deferred, personalized? Reproductive and obstetrical outcomes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498740401 20171218
At the dawn of precision medicine, there is a new opportunity for novel approaches to understand, diagnose and treat endometrial disorders that affect fertility, reproductive outcomes, and women's health more broadly. Herein, the editors have assembled critically evaluated state-of-the-art chapters presenting basic and clinical knowledge about the human endometrium that impacts or will impact clinical practice. All clinicians and researchers in Reproductive Medicine will find this book useful as a reference and a valuable tool for continued advancement in the understanding and management of the "endometrial factor".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498740401 20171218
p. ; [ca. 23-29] cm.
  • Historical Developments and Current Concepts. Historical Origin of David Barker's Hypothesis on "Fetal Origins of Adult Disease" and Early Observations. The Maternal Resources Hypothesis and Childhood Obesity. Maternal Health and Fetal Programming. Calorie Deficiency and Fetal Programming. Protein Deficiency and Pancreatic Development. Placental Insufficiency (IUGR), Pancreatic Development, and Function. Regulation of GLUT4 in Muscle in IUGR Offspring. Maternal Obesity and Diabetes: Fetal Pancreatic Development. Hypothalamic programming (Non-Primate Model). Alterations in Circadian Rhythm. Role of High Fructose Diet on Fetal Programming. Transgenerational Effects on Programming. Early Postnatal Programming. Overnutrition and Hypothalamic Programming. Modified Milk Formula and Pancreatic Programming Environmental Chemicals. Human Studies on Programming. Maternal Obesity: Fetal Growth and Metabolic Health of the Offspring. Role of Vitamin Insufficiency in Fetal Programming: Pune-India Study. Role of the Immune System. Twin Study. Human Lactation Mother-Child Microbiomes. Epigenetic Mechanisms of Programming. Role of Non-Coding RNA. DNA Methylation. Paternal Health: Role of the Sperm Epigenome. Interventions. Maternal Dietary Modifications (PUFA, vit. D). Dietary Supplements (Nutraceuticals) on Lipid Profile. Antioxidant Supplement and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Dietary and Exercise Interventions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498770651 20171218
There is a documented link between fetal nutrition and the development of disease risk in adult life. Including the early postnatal period, during which a newborn continues to grow rapidly influenced by environmental factors, suggests that individuals are subject to risks for more than just the fetal period. Fetal and Early Postnatal Programming and its Influence on Adult Health focuses on interrelated aspects of cellular programming related to early nutrition and this potential global health problem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498770651 20171218
349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
p. ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Preface. IVF: The first four decades. Evaluation and preparation of the infertile couple for In Vitro Fertilization. Carrier screening. Testing ovarian reserve. Basics of ovarian stimulation. Role of antagonists in human IVF: The tool to a safer and more patient friendly IVF. Ultrasonography in IVF. Oocyte retrieval. In Vitro Maturation for clinical use. Sperm preparation for IVF and ICSI. Assisted fertilization. Analysis of fertilization. Human embryo development and assessment of viability. Embryo culture systems. Polar Body, cleavage stage and trophectoderm biopsy. Preimplantation genetic testing. Oocytes and embryo cryopreservation. Quality control and quality assurance in the IVF Laboratory. Oocyte donation. Endometrial receptivity. Embryo transfer. Multiple vs singleton births: Consequences and prevention. Monitoring and evaluation of infertility treatments: Is there a priority for monitoring of cognitive function in children born from ART and other treatments?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498729406 20171218
The new edition of this text admirably fills the need for a primer on the central topics involved in Human In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Supplying a comprehensive and hands-on approach to IVF, this source presents established state-of-the-art procedures and techniques, as well as the most current research in the field. Expert contributors also discuss the history of IVF and the potential of future research. Offering essential information for reproductive endocrinologists, IVF practitioners and embryologists, this book guides readers though every step of human assisted conception, from patient pre-treatment to monitoring of outcomes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498729406 20171218
xxx, 161 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
South Asia Region (SAR) has decreased maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 65 percent between 1990 and 2013, which was the greatest progress among all world regions. Such achievement implores the question, What made SAR stand out against what is predicted by standard socioeconomic outcomes? Improving Maternal and Reproductive Health in South Asia: Drivers and Enablers identifies the interventions and factors that contributed to reducing MMR and improving maternal and reproductive health (MRH) outcomes in SAR. In this study, the analytical framework assumes that improving MRH outcomes is influenced by a multitude of forces from within and outside the health system and considers factors at the household and community levels, as well as interventions in other sectors and factors in the enabling environment. The analysis is based on a structured literature review of the interventions in SAR countries, relevant international experience, and review of the best available evidence from systematic reviews. The focus of the analysis is mainly on assessing the effectiveness of interventions. The findings from this study indicate that the most effective interventions that prevent maternal mortality are those that address the intra-partum stage - the point where most maternal deaths occur - and include improving skilled birth attendance coverage, increasing institutional delivery rates, and scaling up access to emergency obstetric care. There is also adequate evidence that investing in family planning to increase contraceptive use also played a key role during the inter-partum phase by preventing unwanted pregnancies and thus averting the risk of maternal mortality in SAR countries. Outside the programmatic interventions, the levels of household income, women's education, and completion of secondary education of girls were also strongly correlated with improved MRH outcomes. Also, there is strong evidence that health financing schemes - both demand and supply side - and conditional cash transfer programs were effective in increasing the uptake of MRH services. The study points out to many other interventions with different degrees of effectiveness. The study also identified four major reasons for why SAR achieved this progress in MMR reduction. The best practices and evidence of what works synthesized in this study provide an important way forward for low- and middle-income countries toward achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464809637 20170227
Green Library
xx, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xi, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. Preventing equality
  • Making the political personal: teenage pregnancy and policy discourse
  • "Taming the media monster": Teen pregnancy and the neoliberal safety (inter)net
  • Televised teen pregnancy prevention: multicultural sex edutainment
  • Pathologizing and path breaking: Teen pregnancy and young parents in New Mexico
  • Conclusion. Neoliberal limits and reproductive justice.
The approach the United States has taken to addressing teen pregnancy- a ubiquitous concern in teen education and perennial topic in popular culture- has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Specifically since the radical overhaul of welfare policy in 1996, Clare Daniel argues, teen pregnancy, previously regarded as a social problem requiring public solutions, is seen as an individual failure on the part of the teens involved. Daniel investigates coordinated teen pregnancy pre- vention efforts within federal political discourse, along with public policy, popular culture, national advocacy, and local initiatives, revealing the evidence of this transformation. In the 1970s and 1980s, political leaders from both parties used teen pregnancy to strengthen their attacks on racialized impoverished communities. With a new welfare policy in 1996 that rhetoric moved toward blaming teen pregnancy- seemingly in a race- and class- neutral way- on the teens who engaged in sex prematurely and irresponsibly. Daniel effectively illustrates that the construction of teen pregnancy as an individual's problem has been a key component in a neoliberal agenda that frees the government from the responsibility of addressing systemic problems of poverty, lack of access to education, ongoing structural racism, and more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781625342676 20170821
Green Library
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