Risk, pregnancy and complementary and alternative medicine.

  title={Risk, pregnancy and complementary and alternative medicine.},
  author={Mary Mitchell},
  journal={Complementary therapies in clinical practice},
  volume={16 2},
Since the 1990's sociologists such as Giddens and Beck have highlighted the complexities of contemporary western societies in relation to risk. The "risk society" is one in which the advantages of scientific and technological developments are overshadowed with risks and dangers: leading to a world dominated by anxiety and uncertainty. Although a complex set of interrelated phenomena the risk society can be summarised under three main changes: including globalisation, scepticism about expert… CONTINUE READING