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New John Hopkins University Press book by Ilana Löwy, visiting Professor at GHSM: “Imperfect Pregnancies”

In the 1960s, thanks to the development of prenatal diagnosis, medicine found a new object of study: the living fetus. At first, prenatal testing was proposed only to women at a high risk of giving birth to an impaired child. … Continue reading

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Next event of KCL-LSHTM Critical Global Health Work-in-Progress Seminar Series is on January 24th on ‘Zika: Emergency Research and After’

Jointly organised by King’s College London (KCL) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), this new seminar series brings together critically-minded social scientists, public health experts and practitioners together to debate key areas of concern for global … Continue reading

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Workshop ” ‘Medicalized’ Childbirth as a Public Problem: Risk Culture(s), Gender Politics, Techno-Reflexivities”, Paris 29-30 September 2016

When: 29-30 September 2016 Where: Amphithéâtre François-Furet, 105 Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris Organizers: Sezin Topçu (CEMS/IMM-CNRS-EHESS) Ilana Löwy (Cermes3-INSERM-EHESS) Contact: lowyATvjf.cnrs.fr Presentation: Obstetrical knowledge, technologies and practices have dramatically transformed women’s reproductive experiences worldwide. Medicalization of childbirth was accelerated in the 20th … Continue reading

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