Award to MA thesis on embodied experiences of motherhood

3 February 2021
We often focus on the body when thinking about pregnancy, birth, and the first months with a new baby. But what about when mothers return to work? Sunniva Rivedal’s master's thesis shows how the body plays a central role in maternal experiences of caring for young children.

Pregnant women are scared away from hospitals in Nicaragua

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.

The contraceptive pill: A story of sexual liberation and dubious research methods

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.

Public breastfeeding: When the sexy boob becomes baby food

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.

Surrogacy: The impossible dream of a fair trade baby

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.

Assisted fertilisation has become natural

31 January 2017
The debate concerning reproductive technology in Norway challenges the limits for what is considered natural pregnancy.

Surrogacy challenges gender equality

14 October 2016
According to sociologist Ingvill Stuvøy, the debate on surrogacy has added new meanings to the concept of equality.

Bad relationships increase risk of infection in both mother and child

3 October 2016
Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

At the limit of what a person can bear

12 October 2015
Most pregnant women whose foetus is proven to have a genetic abnormality choose to have an abortion, but reaching that decision is a painful, exhausting process for most of them. “The women’s doubt, pain and sorrow make abortion more moral – in the eyes of society as well as her own,” says Sølvi Marie Risøy, a researcher at the University of Bergen.

Hit by the baby blues

5 October 2015
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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