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Asian Mothers, Western Birth - New Edition

Asian Mothers, Western Birth is a collection of papers which document the perceptions and experiences of childbearing and childrearing of women from Asian backgrounds -- Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, Cambodian, Malaysian, Chinese and others who are now living in a Western country, Australia. 

Asian Mothers, Western Birth is a second edition of Asian Mothers, Australian Birth, written by a number of women and published by Ausmed Publications in Melbourne, Australia, in 1994. Asian Mothers, Western Birth has been written because of the recognition that the need for health care professionals to be sensitive and to understand the childbirth experiences of women in different cultures applies not only in Australia, but also in any country where people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds come to live together as a society, say, the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom.

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Cultural - medical anthropologist
Dr Pranee Liamputtong is a medical anthropologist whose interests include the health of women, children, immigrants, refugees, older people, and transgender individuals. In terms of health issues, Pranee is very interested in issues relating to motherhood, reproductive health, sexuality, sexual health, and mental health. She has carried out a number of research projects with refugee and immigrant women in Australia and women in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand. Recently, Pranee has focused her research on the sexuality and sexual health issues of Asian women and refugee/immigrant gro...


Established in 1987, Ausmed Publications is the print publishing arm of Ausmed Education, a company is dedicated to producing high quality healthcare education in the form of: Seminars and Conferences, Online Resources, Video Learning Activities and Textbooks.

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