It’s one of the more controversial topics in the world of childbirth today, with the potential to trigger fears of childbirth and even depression among the pregnant woman and her doctor.
But how does it really work?
And how does a woman manage childbirth without fear of it?
Join us as we discuss this very sensitive topic.
Dr. Sarah K. O’Connor is a health psychologist at The Ohio State University and an author on the book, “Women and Birth.”
O’Connor, a clinical professor in the Department of Social Work at the Ohio State Medical Center, is the author of “The Pill and Birth Control: A Feminist Perspective on Women’s Health.”
We talked with O’Leary about how childbirth affects the woman, the stigma surrounding childbirth, and what she thinks about the anti-pregnancy and anti-birth control movement.
You started with an anti-abortion stance, did you have a point of view about abortion in general, or did you believe it was just an issue of women having an abortion?
In terms of the antiabortion movement, I think it was more about trying to prevent women from having a baby and to make abortion a very, very stigmatized activity.
So the antiabortion movement was not really concerned about women having abortions, it was concerned with the woman having an affair, they were concerned about the woman wanting to have an abortion.
And in a sense, that was the point of it.
But I also think there was also a broader concern about the birth control pill and birth control as a whole.
So, that’s something that I did not really get into at all.
I was more interested in the way that women dealt with pregnancy.
I think the fact that they could not have an affair or they couldnt have an actual abortion and they could get pregnant and then had an abortion, I guess was more of an antiabortion sentiment.
What was your reaction to the backlash against birth control?
I was really surprised by the reaction.
I thought that maybe I was being a bit hard on the anti abortion movement, because I thought it was a bit misguided.
I had to say, “What about the other side of the coin, that is, the side of women who wanted to have children?”
Because women who want to have a child and want to be pregnant were often stigmatized as being promiscuous, and it was actually kind of a myth that women were promiscuously.
So, I was shocked to see that.
I guess it was kind of sad to see, “Oh, so you think women who are promiscuity, who want babies, are just being irresponsible.”
So, that sort of made me really sad, because it really made me angry, and then I realized I just wasn’t being very hard on it.
What would you say is the stigma that you felt toward birth control and abortion and what that said about women in general?
I think it has been a bit of a misconception that birth control was only for women who were promensuous.
I mean, I have a daughter, and I think that birthcontrol was a wonderful tool for women to have, but it was really about having control over the reproductive decisions of their children.
And I think in the context of this discussion about birth control, that stigma of birth control has been really detrimental.
So when I first came out against birthcontrol, I thought I was a feminist, and that was my idea of what I thought about birthcontrol.
But it has also been an issue with the abortion issue, which is, we talk about women wanting to be able to control their bodies and having abortions and getting pregnant, and there has been so much stigma surrounding birth control.
And so I think women have been a lot more sensitive about birth controls than they have been to abortion.
O’Leary is a practicing physician in Ohio.
She is also a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which means she has consulted on more than 150,000 patients at Ohio State hospitals.
She is also the author, co-author and executive editor of the book “How to Avoid the Stigma of Birth after Birth.”
What was it like to get that title of “author of the new book,” which is really about birth?
It was really exciting because I had never written a book before.
I’ve been doing a lot of things, but this was a really different kind of project.
I didn’t have any experience with birth control or abortion.
I wasn’t familiar with the history of the birth, the history behind the birth.
I really thought that this was something that would be really helpful for women in particular.
And that was really what motivated me.
So I really hope that I can do this again.
I think that it’s a really interesting book.
It’s a great read, I just thought it would be a really great read.
I’m glad to have the book out there.
But in terms of that, I’m not a huge fan of the