This Thursday, January 10, there will be a special benefit screening of The Business of Being Born, a new documentary about the way American women give birth. Here’s the trailer:
The trailer touches on several key themes of this course. First, it points out that the American experience of birth is unique in the world. Second, it suggests that birth, like other aspects of sexuality, is a cultural event as much as it is a biological one. Indeed, cross-cultural variation in the expectations for pregnancy and birth may have important biological consequences for how we get our start in the world.
The local screening of this new documentary is being hosted by the Birth Center of Gainesville and the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). It will take place at the Gateway Grand Hotel at 6:30 p.m. For details and information about tickets, see the ICAN website.