Recording births : from the reformation to the Welfare Reform Act
Probert, Rebecca (2011) Recording births : from the reformation to the Welfare Reform Act. In: Ebtehaj, Fatemeh and Herring, Jonathan and Johnson, Martin Paul and Richards, Martin, 1940 Jan. 26-, (eds.) Birth rites and rights. Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 171-185. ISBN 9781849461887Full text not available from this repository.
This multi-disciplinary collection of essays from the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group is concerned with the varying circumstances, manner, timing and experiences of birth. It contains essays from a wide range of disciplines including law, medicine, anthropology, history, and sociology, examining birth from the perspectives of mother, doctor, midwife and father. Questions considered in the book include: Who has power during the birthing process? How has the experience of birth changed over time? Should birth mark a significant change in the legal status of the foetus? What is the proper role of birth registration? What role, if any, do fathers have in the birthing process? What legal rights should the woman have to refuse treatment during the birthing process? And what is the significance of changes of the age at which women give birth? This stimulating collection of papers provides new insights into one of life's most momentous moments.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Registers of births, etc. -- History, Childbirth -- Law and legislation -- History|
|Place of Publication:||Oxford|
|Book Title:||Birth rites and rights|
|Editor:||Ebtehaj, Fatemeh and Herring, Jonathan and Johnson, Martin Paul and Richards, Martin, 1940 Jan. 26-|
|Number of Pages:||289|
|Page Range:||pp. 171-185|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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