Three Perspectives on Technology and Childbirth in America

Childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalization in the United States, and cesarean section is the most common form of major surgery. Yet childbirth has significance for womens' sense of identity and our understanding of the meaning of family. This panel will offer a historical overview of the economic implications of technologically assisted birth, a discourse analysis of womens' birth narratives, and a public health perspective on birth practices and outcomes. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Faculty Network on Women's Studies, Gender, & Sexuality.

Speaker(s): Claudia Olivetti, CAS Economics; Christina Michaud, CAS Writing Program; and Eugene Declercq, Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies, School of Public Health
Thursday, Sep 3, 2009 at 4:00pm until 6:00pm on Thursday, Sep 3, 2009
GSU Howard Thurman Center, 775 Commonwealth Avenue (Lower Level)
Open to General Public
Admission is free
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CAS Women's Studies Program
Carly Pack-Bailey
Boston University