Soc 340 Class Notes 2010-9-29

Soc 340 Class Notes - Soc 340 Class Notes Reproduction/Economic Culture A US has high level of medicalized child birth a Infant Mortality Rate in

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9/29/2010 Soc. 340 Class Notes Reproduction/Economic Culture A. US has high level of medicalized child birth a. Infant Mortality Rate in US averages about 7 to every 1000 i. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death) ii. The position of the baby known to be correlated to SIDS iii. Education has a great impact on SID’s rates b. C-Sections – many of them that are done in the US are unnecessary i. Reasons for most of them not being nonmedical: 1. Doctors fear lawsuits ii. Planned c-sections have a higher risk and higher change of death c. Medicalization increases child birth cost d. Breast feeding is beneficial to baby and mom B. Article of maternity care crisis a. 1970 conference for OBGYN: President of the organization had a speech where he describes how doctors took complete hold of pregnancy and child birth away from midwives b. Iatrogenic – doctor caused the problem c. Economics and reproduction very much related i. When women have more autonomy the better the outcome for the babies ii. Women make decisions about childbirth based on their careers d. Patriarchy – male dominated society specifically in social institution
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course SOC 340 taught by Professor Catherinemarrone during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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