Coming into the world: a dialogue between Medical and Human Sciences

Giovanni Battista La Sala (Editor), Vanna Iori (Editor), Piergiuseppina Fagandini (Editor), F. Monti (Editor), I. Blickstein (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportOther report


Being born is the most “natural” event (biologically defined) and, at the same time, the most complex event. The progressive medicalization of birth has led to a decreased interest in the lived experience which accompany it. Focusing on the delivery and the way it is conducted from a medical perspective, in a positivist vision, means reduce the existential relevance of childbirth (becoming a parent and caring relationship) to a purely biological reality, to the body-as-organism rather then to the body-as-person.
Original languageEnglish
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages450
ISBN (Print)9783110190182
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • birth
  • fenomenologia
  • human sciences
  • medical technology
  • nascita
  • phenomenology
  • scienze umane
  • tecnologie mediche


Dive into the research topics of 'Coming into the world: a dialogue between Medical and Human Sciences'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this