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Reproductive coercive control is where a woman’s decisions about contraception and pregnancy are interfered with. The concept was first described in 2010. We wanted to update the evidence to 2017 and widen the range of control activities to include family pressure and criminal behaviour, such as sex trafficking. We found that up to one in four women at sexual health clinics report coercion over their reproductive lives. For our narrative review, we searched relevant databases of medical and social sciences research, looking at women’s expe…
08.01.2019 · From The_Conversation_UK
A study published in the "British Medical Journal Open" reports that midwifery patients were 41 per cent less likely to have a small-for-gestational-age baby compared to patients of obstetricians. Women who are marginalized by poverty may be reaping the greatest benefits from midwifery care. This is the finding of a large study that we published with colleagues this week in the British Medical Journal Open. We found that women who were eligible for government assistance and were…
16.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Canada
Donated breast milk. Stillbirth and neonatal loss are painful in many ways. But increasingly, some of the more than 24,000 American women whose pregnancies end with the loss of their babies are choosing to do something they find both demanding and healing – giving their breast milk away. As a social worker, a scholar of philanthropy and a mother who has lost a baby myself, I wanted to learn more about what these women experience.
06.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA