Re: Anthro for nurses? Suggestions supplied

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Thu, 16 Nov 1995 10:56:31 -0500

In a message dated 95-11-14 17:10:56 EST, 102253.1572@COMPUSERVE.COM
(PamWilson/GregSmith) writes:

>Jordan's "Birth in Four
>Cultures" as readers to supplement the Richard Robbins' cultural anthro
>they used previously.
>Does this book cover the difficulties encountered during birth by woman who
have been infibulated? I am writing a book which spends one chapter on female
genital mutilation and am very interested in the medical aspects of this
topic - especially how American nurses and doctors are trained to deal with
finding an infibulated woman on the table ready to give birth. Is this a
topic that you will cover in your course, under a theoretical heading of
cultural relativity and universal human rights? (I just sat in on a session
on this topic at the American Anthropological Association meetings
yesterday). Looking forward to your responses.

- Adrienne