C-section: An Investigation Into Refusal By Nigerian Pregnant Women.

Otika, Vivian Ogechi (2020) C-section: An Investigation Into Refusal By Nigerian Pregnant Women. Masters thesis, Griffith College.

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C-section: An Investigation Into Refusal By Nigerian Pregnant Women is a radio documentary project that captures the plight of expectant mothers in Nigeria faced with making the difficult decision of accepting a caesarian delivery because vaginal delivery would be too risky. The radio documentary explores, through the personal experiences of some women, the different factors they and their families consider when they are advised by their doctors to opt for C-section, especially in a society that still upholds vaginal delivery as the ultimate delivery method. The documentary explores how factors such as fear, stigmatisation, consent, religion, alternative providers etc., are contributing to the refusal of C-section by expectant mothers in Nigeria, even when vaginal delivery is unsafe. The project also captures the experiences of health professionals in the maternity ward who assist these women pre and post surgery. The documentary explains how the financial cost of the procedure is a major constraint in Nigerians accepting C-section and investigates the programmes available to them in regard to financing the cost of the surgery; and the role the government of Nigeria plays in subsidising the cost. The research also explores how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are making efforts to educate the public on the need to accept the surgical procedure when vaginal delivery is risky. The dissertation outlines the whole process involved in the production of C-section: An Investigation Into Refusal By Nigerian Pregnant Women from the research level down to the pre and post production. It details my interest in the topic, why I think it’s time to talk about it, and some of the things I believe should be done to right things.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: C-section, Nigerian Pregnant women, A radio documentary.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications
Depositing User: Ms Tehseen Faisal
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2021 21:18
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 21:18
URI: http://go.griffith.ie/id/eprint/491

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