"Born in Brazil" film screening

followed by a discussion with co-producer Kristine Hopkins.

Tue, September 20, 2005 | MEZ B0.306

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

In private hospitals in Brazil the Cesarean rate is 65% to 85%, even though research shows the majority of women prefer natural birth. Doctors attribute the high cesarean rate to patient demand, when in fact cesareans are more convenient and lucrative for doctors. Touching and humorous accounts of childbirth from women and their doctors reveal the subtle pressures that stimulate the gross overuse of cesareans in Brazil.

Sponsored by: Co-sponsored by the Population Research Center and the Gender and Sexuality Center

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