Jump the navigation

Politics of Childbirth in America Discussed


    WALLA WALLA, Wash.—Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, CNM, of Walla Walla, will discuss the politics of childbirth in America when she lectures at Whitman on Thursday, Dec. 9.

    Brauer-Rieke will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Auditorium, Hunter Conservatory, corner of Park and Boyer, Whitman College campus. Her presentation, “Childbirth in America: The Politics of Power, Money, and Fear,” will look at the evolution of medically/surgically managed childbirth in America and why fewer women are having natural childbirth each year.

    “Despite the fact that the U.S. spends far more on maternity health care than any other country,” said Brauer-Rieke, “we continue to rank an abysmal 28th among developed nations in infant mortality. More technology, more surgery, more money, but no improved outcomes: What’s wrong with this picture?” Her lecture, sponsored by the Associated Students of Whitman College, is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Lenel Parish, Whitman College News Service, (509) 527-5156

Email: parishlj@whitman.edu

Published on Dec 3, 2004
beaker duck hiker icon-a-to-z icon-arrow-circle-down icon-arrow-circle-up icon-arrow-down icon-arrow-left icon-arrow-right icon-arrow-up icon-calendar-no-circle icon-calendar icon-camera icon-clock icon-cv icon-dot icon-down-triangle icon-email-circle icon-email icon-external-link icon-facebook icon-flickr icon-generic-blog icon-google-plus icon-home icon-instagram icon-library icon-link-circle icon-link-inverted icon-linkedin icon-lock icon-magazine icon-map-pin icon-map2 icon-menu-hamburger icon-menu-mobile-a icon-menu-mobile-b icon-menu-x icon-mywhitman-cog icon-news icon-phone icon-pinterest icon-play icon-quote icon-search-a icon-search-b icon-search-mobile-a icon-search-mobile-b icon-share icon-snail-mail icon-tumblr icon-twitter icon-vimeo icon-youtube logo-whitman-nc-flat logo-whitman-nc-stacked logo-whitman-no-clocktower slider-category-arrow-2px slider-category-arrow-no-line slider-category-arrow-solid slider-category-arrow slider-category-line-2px slider-category-line-solid slider-category-line tc_icon-filmstrip-fl tc_icon-filmstrip-ln tc_icon-play-fl-closed tc_icon-play-fl-open tc_icon-play-ln-closed tc_icon-play-ln-open wifi