How to Make Medical Anthropology Useful to Healthcare Practitioners, Activists, and Policy-Makers: Lessons Learned

Introduction: A Brief Summary of My Medical Anthropological Activist Work

For three generations of practitioners, activists, and policymakers in the fields of childbirth, obstetrics, midwifery, and maternity care, I have served as the international public face of anthropology. Usually as the only anthropologist present, I have given over 1000 presentations at related conferences around the world that have directly influenced …