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《Journal of Chinese Women's Studies》 2017-04
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Consolidation and Reform: From Old Days Midwife to Socialist Obstetricians in Shanghai

WANG Ying-pei;School of Politics,Anhui Normal University;  
Obstetricians were created by the ministry of health after the founding of the People's Republic based on consolidating and reforming the traditional midwife systems that had been around for thousands of years. They were by and large traditional midwives who received training to use modern delivery methods and work as grassroots women and child health workers to help reduce the high rates of maternal and infant mortalities. Although midwives did not have a good reputation after modern western medicine came along,the Chinese government led by the Communist Party utilized its state power to reform the traditional midwife systems and consolidate the newly trained obstetricians into the public health care networks. These modern midwives thus had legitimate status after this state led transformation.
【Fund】: 安徽师范大学博士科研启动项目“国家卫生行政下的中国妇女保健理论与实践——以对1949-1965年上海的考察为主”的阶段性成果
【CateGory Index】: C913.68;R17
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