Instructor: Dr. E. U. Kwawukume
Project: A Varied Study of Cesarean Sections
Dr. E. U. Kwawukume will begin the student's research project by providing background medical information on C-Sections and prompting the student to imagine the various social, cultural, and economic components and implications of such a form of pregnancy. From the classroom, the student will embark for a series of sessions at the Medical College, where they will interview women who have both given birth and expecting. The student will attempt to extract the emotions that accompany women who have C-sections, the typical family response, and the common perception among Ghanaian women as to what a C-Section entails physically, financially, and psychologically. Thereby, this project will explore social developments within families and communities, gender issues, tribal perceptions, etc. Also, if the student shows interested, this project could entail comparative studies between rural and urban communities.
Among several other questions, the following could be explored: