Perspective on giving child birth in the United States

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Ana De La Torre


Childbirth is part of being human. Although the basics of childbirth are the same all around the world, it is approached differently culturally. In the same way if anthropologist studied and analyzed childbirth, they would approach the topic differently. Anthropologist Ruth Benedict, Marvin Harris, and Bruno Latour would all use their own theories to analyze and learn about childbirth. Each approach would be different and conclude different outcomes. However, no one approach is correct. It is important to acknowledge the value of approaching a single topic with different perspectives.

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