Anthropology of Human Birth


This course will examine the interaction between human biology and culture in relation to childbirth. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the cultural challenges posed by the physiology of human reproduction, the ways various cultures have attempted to meet those challenges, and the resultant consequences that this has had for women's lives. The course will draw on material from human anatomy and embryology, paleoanthropology, clinical obstetrics, public health, social anthropology, the history of medicine, and contemporary bioethics.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU Eth; AS LCD; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC; CFH MHA

Section 01

Anthropology of Human Birth - 01
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