In Labor: Women and Power in the Birthplace

In Labor: Women and Power in the Birthplace

by Barbara Katz Rothman, Rothman

Paperback(1991 ed)



This landmark study presents the first systematic feminist analysis of not only how childbirth is managed in America but why it is managed the way it is. How did women come to lose control of pregnancy and childbirth to a male-dominated medical profession? Are midwifery and home birth better alternatives for pregnant women? With implications far beyond the delivery room, 'In Labor' speaks to central questions of women's identity and autonomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393307986
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/1991
Edition description: 1991 ed
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.91(d)

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