Social perceptions and beliefs about childbirth can increase women’s requests for interventions, such as caesarean section, with long-term health implications for mothers and babies. Members of the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health and the Journalism and Communication academic group are hosting a joint BU Festival of Learning event to explore the role of the mass media in shaping such beliefs and identify whether media portrayals are responsible for rising rates of intervention. The event will be a debate on the impact of the mass media on women’s view of childbirth.
The motion is: The media is responsible for creating fear in childbirth.
The audience will be given the opportunity to vote on the motion before and after the debate. Two opposing teams will debate the motion prior to wider discussion with the audience.
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM (BST)
Further information from: Vanora Hundley, Edwin van Teijlingen, and Ann Luce
To book your free place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fear-in-childbirth-is-the-media-responsible-tickets-10988513941