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Perceptions matter: Barriers to treatment of postpartum hemorrhage

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Journal Article
(Published 2004)
Thaddeus S (Author),
Nangalia R (Author),
Vivio D. (Author)
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This report highlights the social and cultural factors that influence the decision to seek care in cases of postpartum bleeding. Survey data on awareness of danger signs in the postpartum period and findings from the anthropologic literature describing beliefs about bleeding in childbirth and the postpartum period are presented. Findings point to a mismatch between actual and perceived risks of danger in the postpartum period.

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Thaddeus S, Nangalia R, Vivio D. Perceptions matter: Barriers to treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2004; 49(4): 293–297. Review.