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Journal Vol. 15, No. 3 — Challenging the illusion of choice

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal Vol 15 No 3

Challenging the illusion of choice
While many trusts pay lip service to the idea of choice, in reality, most women have no choice at all in the kind of mternity care they receive. Beverley Lawrence Beech reviews Choice in Matenity services, the Nith Report Session 2003-03, volume 1, House of Commons Health Commitee - a document that may help change things.

An interview with Marsden Wagner
Eva Labusova, of the Czech birth group, Aperio, interviews Dr Marsden Wagner, author of Pursuing the Birth Machine and an outspoken opponent of medicalised birth.

The choice is yours - or is it?
How do current definitions of choice fit with women's ethics and ways of decision-making? Nadine Edwards examines the current retoric of 'choice'.

Breast is best - But not at work

Impressions of Japan
Beverely Lawrence Beech reports from the 6th World Conference of Perinatal Medicine in Osaka, Japan.

Vitamin K in Lincoln: consumer choice or no voice?
Vicki Bevan reports on the consumer response to a change in vitamin K protocols in Lincoln County Hospital

Research:
Jean Robinson reviews

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue:
Will the ever learn?; Still hoping for a homebirth; More choice please

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