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Marion’s Message: Working in Afghanistan with Siri

Marion recounts her visit to Afghanistan, arranged by her friend Siri, to volunteer as a teacher and insert IUDs

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“Let’s Fika First!” A Look at Swedish Midwifery from a Cultural Perspective

This article addresses the cultural aspects of midwifery in modern Sweden, as well as providing insight to midwives contemplating working there.

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Getting Back to Nature: Non-Medical Birth Options in Athens, Greece

This article provides a brief overview of the history of birth in Greece, as well as the current situation.

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Stories from Senegal

These three authors recount their experiences during a trip to Senegal to volunteer in the maternity clinic.

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Hope in Uganda

The Sally Stockley Maternity Project and its work in Uganda is the subject of this article. The author, a volunteer midwife, shares with us the conditions of life there and what we can do to help improve it.

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One Birth, Two Worlds: A Personal Encounter with “Traditional” and “Modern” Maternal Health Care in Northern Tanzania

The author, who is married to a Tanzanian man, discusses childbirth traditions in that country from a personal perspective and reminds us that, as mothers, we need to stand up for our choices.

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Judith Orozco Cassillas, a Living National Treasure of Mexico

Voices of Maya Midwives author writes of another revered Mexican midwife and how she practices her art.

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