THE MEDICALIZATION OF PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH IN CONTEMPORARY TURKEY: THE EFFECT OF RISK DISCOURSES FOR TURKISH WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES


SADIKOĞLU Z. Z.

CHILDBEARING AND THE CHANGING NATURE OF PARENTHOOD: THE CONTEXTS, ACTORS, AND EXPERIENCES OF HAVING CHILDREN, vol.14, pp.121-142, 2020 (SSCI) identifier

Abstract

Turkish mothers' interactions with medical authorities during pregnancy and childbirth have developed in a context of risk discourses produced by biomedical experts with surveillance justified by these discourses. Giving meaning to pregnancy and childbirth through the search for the reduction of risks is a reflexive part of Turkish mothers' everyday life.