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Bearing Different Risks: Choices in Childbirth through History

Bearing Different Risks: Choices in Childbirth through History
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15 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018

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Thackray Medical Museum

Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

How have ideas about childbirth changed over time? What makes birth risky? Who decides what is risky anyway?

Visit the Leeds debut of this UK-wide mobile display exploring the past’s view on birth (and the risks we face today).

Discover histories of quintuplets, dangers at home and in hospital and a mysterious family of physicians who changed childbirth forever.

Co-curated with historians from the University of Leeds.

Display included in museum entry ticket.

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Wheelchair Access

Exhibition located on ground floor. All galleries fully accessible.

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