REPORT: Institutionalisation and professional dynamics in home births: insights from a STSM comparing Israel and Portugal by Mário Santos

Mario Santos has just published his new research paper, Institutionalisation and professional dynamics in home births: insights from a STSM comparing Israel and Portugal Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore some of the professional dynamics around home births in Israel and Portugal, in a comparative analysis. Institutionalisation of home births is recognised… Continue reading REPORT: Institutionalisation and professional dynamics in home births: insights from a STSM comparing Israel and Portugal by Mário Santos

REPORT: From Birth to Health Conference (Lisbon, Sept 17-18, 2018)

The University of Lisbon hosted From Birth to Health – Towards Sustainable Health Conference. Over 220 delegates attended the two-day conference in September, 2018, including a number of members of this COST Action, led by chair of the conference Mario Santos. You can read the scientific report by downloading the pdf here. This is the… Continue reading REPORT: From Birth to Health Conference (Lisbon, Sept 17-18, 2018)

WG4: Member Mario Santos writes about identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births

Article (in Portuguese) by Mario Santos: “If everything was fine, why should I have gone to an obstetrician?”: identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births in Portugal. Contemporary home births are rare and quite invisible phenomena, and quite unexplored as an empirical field. From interviewing women and couples who experienced a planned… Continue reading WG4: Member Mario Santos writes about identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births