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Live Virtual Workshop- Anthropology of Birth with Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD

June 16 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live Virtual Workshop- Anthropology of Birth with Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD

Class Three – The Paradigm Shift of Holistic Obstetricians: Why Some Doctors Choose to Change How They Do It

This is week 3 of a 6 week series, participants can join at any time, recordings of previous weeks sessions are available in the course page.

Thursday, June 16, 2:00-4:00pm EDT

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In this session you will see examples of radical change in practices in a study of 32 of Brazil’s holistic obstetricians. You will:

Review the wide ranging cesarean rates among these practitioners
See a model of “Midwife” Obstetricians
Learn what motivated these changes
See the forms these changes took over time
Review current practices
Explore ways of working to transform a system

Robbie Davis-Floyd PhD, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Rice University, and Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, is a well-known medical anthropologist, international speaker and researcher in transformational models in childbirth, midwifery, obstetrics, and reproduction. She is author of over 80 journal articles and 24 encyclopedia articles, and of Birth as an American Rite of Passage (2003) and Ways of Knowing about Birth (2018); co-author of From Doctor to Healer: The Transformative Journey and The Power of Ritual (2016); and lead or co-editor of 15 volumes, the latest of which are Birth in Eight Cultures (2019); Birthing Models on the Human Rights Frontier: Speaking Truth to Power (2021); Sustainable Birth in Disruptive Times (2021); and the solo-edited Birthing Techno-Sapiens: Human-Technology Co-Evolution and the Future of Reproduction (2021). In process is a 3-volume anthology on The Anthropology of Obstetrics and Obstetricians: The Practice, Maintenance, and Reproduction of a Biomedical Profession, co-edited with perinatologist Ashish Premukar, and a co-edited Special Issue of Frontiers in Sociology on “The Global Impact of COVID-19 on Maternity Care Practices.”

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June 16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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