Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Call for Proposals: Reproductive Politics (Due Oct 23)

Do you work in the area of reproductive politics? AN is seeking contributions for an issue on this theme to be published in February 2009. Potential topics for commentaries, photo essays, field notes and teaching strategies articles include, but are not limited to:

Reproductive Technologies
: assisted conception (eg, IVF), cryopreservation, surrogacy, gamete donation, obstetric sonography, prenatal testing, contraception, abortion

Public Health and Policy: family planning and contraception, sex education and teen sexuality, insurance and medical liability, midwife certification and regulation, ACOG and AMA policies, maternal and infant mortality, social determinants of maternal-child health

Making People, Making Families
: from fetus to child, concepts of parenthood, foster care, adoption, LGBT parents, single parents

Perinatal Care
: health providers (eg, doctors, midwives, doulas), birth models (eg, homebirth, hospital birth, midwifery care), post-partum adjustment, infant nutrition, maternity/paternity leave

To participate, email a 300-word proposal and 50-100-word author bio to editor Dinah Winnick ( Proposals for photo essays should also include five high resolution photographs, each with a caption and credit. Selected authors will be asked to submit final articles of 1000-1400 words for commentaries and 300-1000 words for other article types. Proposal submission deadline: October 23, 2008

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