Childbearing, as construed by behavioural scientists

Mary Westbrook*

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The psychosomatic, psychoanalytic and sociological approaches to childbearing are discussed. It is argued that behavioural scientists' emphasis on how women should react to childbearing has oppressed women and has hindered the collection of accurate information. Some advantages of a phenomenological approach to the study of women's experience are suggested. 1975 Australian Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Psychologist
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes


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