Medicalization discourse and modernity: contested meanings over childbirth in contemporary Turkey.

  title={Medicalization discourse and modernity: contested meanings over childbirth in contemporary Turkey.},
  author={Dilek Cindoglu and Feyda Sayan-Cengiz},
  journal={Health care for women international},
  volume={31 3},
In this article, we explore the increasing medicalization of birth and the surge in Caesarean sections in order to examine how this phenomenon relates to the dominant modernization discourse on women's lives in contemporary Turkey. We analyze women's modes of resistance and conformity to medicalization of birth through qualitative data from 15 focus groups of Turkish women as well as from physicians and midwives. We found out that Turkish women generally submit to medicalized birth, despite… CONTINUE READING

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