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Sociology Colloquium, 11/17/2021

The Business of Birth: Reproductive Regimes and Maternity Care in the United States

Dr. Louise Marie Roth, The University of Arizona

In The Business of Birth, Louise Marie Roth explores the process of giving birth, and the ways in which medicine and law interact to shape maternity care. Focusing on the United States, Roth explores how the law creates an environment where medical providers, malpractice attorneys, and others limit women’s rights and choices during pregnancy and birth. She shows how a fear of liability risk often drives the decision-making process of medical providers, who prioritize hospital efficiency over patient safety, to the detriment of mothers themselves. Ultimately, Roth advocates for an approach that protects the reproductive rights of mothers. A comprehensive overview, The Business of Birth provides valuable insight into the impact of the law on mothers, medical providers, and maternity care practices in the United States.

November 17, 2021
Wednesday, 12–1:30pm
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 951 9557 4094
Passcode: 797826

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