July 14th, 2009
Birth of a Surgeon
Audio: Maternal Mortality in the U.S. vs. Africa

Melissa Cheyney is a medical anthropologist and reproductive biology professor at Oregon State University, and a certified practicing midwife.

She spoke with WIDE ANGLE multimedia producer Renee Feltz about the imbalance in maternal health care in the United States versus the developing world.

Click below to learn why Cheyney says U.S. spending on medical interventions during childbirth should be directed more toward low-tech care, and why the opposite is true for countries such as Mozambique.

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