Tag Archives: fertility

America’s Arab refugees: vulnerability and health on the margins

Richard Zhang New Haven, Connecticut, United States   Image used with permission of Marcia C. Inhorn. Arab refugees, like others throughout history, have grappled with issues of somatic and mental health, cultural belonging, and fertility. Timely and eye-opening, Marcia Inhorn’s America’s Arab Refugees is the first anthropological book to focus on the aforementioned refugees and […]

Historical contraception: birth control before “the pill”

Emily R. W. Davidson Chapel Hill, United States Figure 1 Depiction of Al-Razi, 1250-1260 From Gerard of Cremona’s Recueil des traités de médecine   Since the advent of the birth control pill, birth control advocates claim that women’s control over their reproductive potential increased the proportion of women in the US workforce over the course […]

Lost Babies: how a photosculpture is changing the etiquette of consolation

Nancy Gershman Figure 1 Kari Ruth in Intensive Care Figure 2 Kari Ruth re-envisioned as a Lost Baby Digital photomontage photo sculpture 8″ x 10″ x .125″   The mother who loses her full-term baby goes home with the five stages of grief (Elisabeth Kübler-Ross), funeral home pamphlets, and a support group calendar. But the […]