Racism in Midwifery

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Midwives of Color. (2012). Interesting conversations in North American midwifery. A statement from the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) in response to a letter of resignation from the Chair and Inner Council of the MANA Midwives of Color section.

AROMidwifery. (2012). Letter of support for Midwives of Color Chair and Inner Council Resignation.

AROMidwifery. (2013). Letter to Midwifery Today: Real talk about midwifery and racial oppression.

Gordon, Wendy. (2012). I apologize.

Craven, Christa & Glatzel, Mara. (2010).  Downplaying difference: Historical accounts of African American midwives and contemporary struggles for midwiferyFeminist Studies, Vol. 36, No. 2. [full text]

Nestel, Sheryl. (1995). “Other” mothers: Race and representation in natural childbirth discourse.  Resources for Feminist Research 23:4.

Nestel, Sheryl. (2000). “Delivering Subjects: Race, Space, and the Emergence of Legalized Midwivery in Ontario.” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 15:2, 187-215.

Nestel, Sheryl. 2006. Obstructed Labour: Race and Gender in the Re-Emergence of MidwiferyVancouver, BC: UBC Press.


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Jeffrey Allen Nall, PhD

Professor, Public Speaker, Social Critic

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