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Sarah Croog ID# 24939025 Journal #10 Discussion 8 TA: Barbra McCall This past week, Professor Gerber moved from the topic of various methods of baby delivery, as well as the symptoms and treatments for STI’s and STD’s to further continue discussion of STI’s as well as the functions of the male and female anatomy. Monday’s lecture featured a woman who divulged the details of her unassisted water birth by sharing with us the video recording of her daughter’s birth. This video was eye- opening because the woman possessed great autonomy and relaxation throughout the birth; qualities I was not expecting because of my concept of a hospital delivery as painful, chaotic, and medicated. I was amazed when the woman pulled the baby out herself, and removed her placenta as well. She discussed the numerous positive effects of “humanized births” in lieu of hospitalized births. The Wednesday lecturer discussed various viral and bacterial STI’s. She noted that Chlamydia is the most common STD on college campuses, though Gonnorhea is become more prevalent, and noted that Chlamydia is also the #1 cause of preventable infertility in women. In her discussion of
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course PUBHLTH 160 taught by Professor Gerber during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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