Social costs of skilled attendance at birth in rural Ghana.

@article{Bazzano2008SocialCO,
  title={Social costs of skilled attendance at birth in rural Ghana.},
  author={Alessandra N Bazzano and Betty R Kirkwood and Charlotte Tawiah-Agyemang and Seth Owusu-Agyei and Philip Baba Adongo},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={91-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the social costs to women of skilled attendance at birth in rural Ghana. METHOD Ethnographic data were obtained through participant observation, interviews, case histories, and focus groups and were analyzed alongside data from a birth cohort of 2878 singletons born in the Kintampo study district between July 2003 and June 2004. RESULTS Most women delivered at home. Home delivery raises a woman's status in her community, while seeking skilled attendance lowers it. Women… CONTINUE READING

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