Childbirth in Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women

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Part of the Science Across Cultures: the History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 5)

Abstract

Across rural and remote Australia women are being relocated so that they can give birth at regional settings. Many of these women are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, who are birthing alone in a hospital where staff do not speak their language. They may have to wait weeks in a hostel where they are lonely and at times do not feel safe.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australian Catholic UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Retired Senior Aboriginal Health Worker, Founding Member Malabam Health BoardManingridaAustralia

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