The commodification of obstetric ultrasound scanning in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

@article{Gammeltoft2007TheCO,
  title={The commodification of obstetric ultrasound scanning in Hanoi, Viet Nam.},
  author={Tine M. Gammeltoft and Hanh Thi Thu{\'y} Nguyen},
  journal={Reproductive health matters},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 29},
  pages={
          163-71
        }
}
  • Tine M. Gammeltoft, Hanh Thi Thuý Nguyen
  • Published in Reproductive health matters 2007
  • Medicine
  • Growing numbers of pregnant women across the world now routinely have ultrasound scans as part of antenatal care, including in low-income countries. This article presents the findings of anthropological research on the use of obstetric ultrasonography in routine antenatal care in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The findings come from observation, a survey and interviews with women seeking ultrasound scans at a main maternity hospital and interviews with doctors providing ultrasound there. We found a dramatic… CONTINUE READING

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