Church-based obstetric care in a Yoruba community, Nigeria.
The analysis of data from available delivery registers in a Yoruba community, Nigeria suggests that about a half of recorded births between 1983 and 1990 were delivered in « faith clinics » and not in a maternity centre.
This paper reports on the mode of operation of these faith clinics in the town.
It was observed that the faith clinics were under the control of mission-trained midwives all of whom claimed divine call as the reason for taking up the job.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accouchement, Soin, Milieu culturel, Clinique, Religion, Prénatal, Sage femme, Homme, Ethnie, Foi, Yoruba, Nigéria, Afrique, Obstétrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Delivery, Care, Cultural environment, Clinic, Religion, Prenatal, Midwife, Human, Ethnic group, Nigeria, Africa, Obstetrics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0058295
Code Inist : 002B20G02. Création : 199406.