Women, development and health. International conference. East Lansing MI (USA), 1988.
The health care system in Mexico was built upon a western model in which curative rather than preventive medicine is emphasized.
However, the incorporation of indigenous midwives into maternal and child care and family planning programs by several public health agencies is an exception to the governmental health policies.
An analysis of midwife preferences among rural women indicates that primarily poor illiterate women with children, living in remote areas with difficult access, rely on midwives.
The continued reliance on midwives by this sector of the population makes the government programs most important.
These programs are a unique case in which the incorporation of traditional practitioners in the modern health system has occurred.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accoucheuse traditionnelle, Milieu rural, Médecine traditionnelle, Femme, Enfant, Mexique, Système santé, Homme, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Folk midwife, Rural environment, Folk medicine, Woman, Child, Mexico, Health system, Human, Central America, America
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