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Risk & Childbirth: A Social Science.

van Teijlingen, E., 2014. Risk & Childbirth: A Social Science. In: Time 4 You 2- Maternity Conference, 15 October 2014, Bovington, Dorset. (Unpublished)

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We live a generally risk averse society, something that affects childbirth as much any other aspect of life. However, we are often not aware that 'risk' is socially constructed, i.e. it may not represent the most likely or burdensome hazards. This conference presentation aims to highlight some of the sociological analysis of pregnancy and childbirth, including the notion of the so-called medical/social model of childbirth.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Maternity, childbirth, risk
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:21484
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:16 Oct 2014 08:35
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:49


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