Navigating Miscarriage: Social, Medical and Conceptual Perspectives (Fertility #45) (Hardcover)

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Navigating Miscarriage: Social, Medical and Conceptual Perspectives (Fertility #45) (Hardcover)

By Susie Kilshaw (Editor), Katie Borg (Editor)

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Miscarriage is a significant women's health issue. Research has consistently shown that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. This collected volume explores miscarriage in diverse historical and cultural settings with contributions from anthropologists, historians and medical professionals. Contributors use rich ethnographic and historical material to discuss how pregnancy loss is managed and negotiated in a range of societies. The book considers meanings attached to miscarriage and how religious, cultural, medical and legal forces impact the way miscarriage is experienced and perceived.

Susie Kilshaw is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London. Her publications include Pregnancy and Miscarriage in Qatar: Women, Reproduction and the State (2020, I.B. Tauris) and Impotent Warriors: Gulf War Syndrome, Vulnerability and Masculinity (2009, Berghahn).
Product Details ISBN: 9781789206630
ISBN-10: 1789206634
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: March 20th, 2020
Pages: 252
Language: English
Series: Fertility