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By Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Why accomplish that many American girls let themselves to turn into enmeshed within the standardized workouts of technocratic childbirth--routines that may be insensitive, pointless, or even bad? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd first addressed those questions within the 1992 variation. Her new preface to this 2003 variation of a booklet that has been learn, applauded, and enjoyed through ladies around the world, makes it transparent that the problems surrounding childbirth stay as arguable as ever.

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