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Birth and pregnancy

11 April 2018
In Nicaragua, the authorities want more women to give birth in hospital. The aim for better figures overshadow the quality of the health care service to poor women, according to Birgit Kvernflaten.
7 February 2018
In 1967, Norwegian women were finally allowed to decide for themselves when to get pregnant. The contraceptive pill has had enormous significance for women’s emancipation, but researchers doubt whether it would have been approved today.
28 June 2017
According to Norwegian researchers, the nursing breast has a safe place within the cafe scene, but they warn against increasing puritanism and less rights for the mother.
30 May 2017
While western couples get their longed-for child, Indian surrogate mothers are left with a feeling of having sacrificed more than they have gained. Surrogacy can never become a win-win situation, according to anthropologist Kristin Engh Førde.
31 January 2017
The debate concerning reproductive technology in Norway challenges the limits for what is considered natural pregnancy.
14 October 2016
According to sociologist Ingvill Stuvøy, the debate on surrogacy has added new meanings to the concept of equality.
3 October 2016
Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.
13 March 2012

Many Norwegian women postpone pregnancy until they have completed their education and are well established on their career path. This may make them more vulnerable to postpartum depression.

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