Church-based obstetric care in a Yoruba community, Nigeria.

  title={Church-based obstetric care in a Yoruba community, Nigeria.},
  author={J A Adetunji},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={35 9},
The analysis of data from available delivery registers in a Yoruba community, Nigeria suggests that about a half of recorded births between 1983 and 1990 were delivered in 'faith clinics' and not in a maternity centre. This paper reports on the mode of operation of these faith clinics in the town. It was observed that the faith clinics were under the control of mission-trained midwives all of whom claimed divine call as the reason for taking up the job. The midwives also listed prayer, fasting… CONTINUE READING

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