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Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth (Hardback)
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Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 19/10/2015
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There is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are half as likely to survive the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. This book places black women's voices at the center of the debate on what should be done to fix the broken maternity system and foregrounds black women's agency in the emerging birth justice movement. Mixing scholarly, activist, and personal perspectives, the book shows readers how they too can change lives, one birth at a time.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781612058368
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A truly original and innovative book-and an absolute necessity in the current field of research on reproduction."
-Christa Craven, College of Wooster, author of Pushing for Midwives: Homebirth Mothers and the Reproductive Rights Movement.

"With its commitment to placing black women at the center of the conversation and scholarship about their own lives and the value it places on agency, activism, and putting scholarship to work for the purpose of social change, Birthing Justice makes an important and much-needed contribution to the small but growing number of books examining reproductive justice. This anthology of black women's experiences of pregnancy and childbirth is long overdue."
-Jeanne Flavin, Fordham University, author of Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women's Reproduction in America.

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