The Alfred Deakin Institute for Globalisation and Citizenship (ADI) invited me to talk online about my current Future Fellowship research project on Cultural values, birth and parenting: Reproductive health and Lao Socialism.

I am interested in exploring this as part of Laos’ cultural heritage. I am pushing back against the idea that all that 70% of women who give birth without biomedical care, that they are doing it just because of some kind of lack of ignorance. Actually my observations so far from fieldwork on different topics is that these people have a lot of knowledge already about giving birth and parenting.

Holly High for Alfred Deakin Institute’s Medical Humanities discussion