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  • (1983) McCall, Grant; Crocombe, R.G.
    Book Chapter

  • (1980) McCall, Grant
    Journal Article

  • (1980) McCall, Grant
    Journal Article

  • (1989) Boland, Cathy
    Working Paper
    The integration of technology into birth services has been seen as an appropriate intervention, yet the common use of forceps and anaesthesia in the decade 1920 -1930 predated the use of randomised control trials to evaluate these procedures. There are indications that a number of measures such as living standards and health education, contributed to the lowering of infant and neonatal mortality rates. In this study, data on 51 homebirths and 509 hospital births from the NSW Maternal/Perinatal Statistics Collection are used to compare the outcomes of a cohort of women matched for risk status giving birth at home and in hospital. The analysis shows that there was significantly more morbidity for primiparous women* when Level 3 teaching hospitals were included in the analysis; ie. morbidity in the hospital births decreased when Level 3 teaching hospitals were excluded from the analysis. There were no significant differences in morbidity for multiparous women.** Further analysis of more recent data from the same source indicated a wide range of morbidity among hospitals from 53.2% to 82.5% for low-risk primiparous women. Whether or not a new comparative study of home and hospital births might produce statistically significant results would depend on which hospitals were chosen in the comparative group. Some caution should be used in interpreting the results as the reliability of the data has not yet been ascertained. This would require a comparison of the computerised records with hospital and homebirth recording methods. The conclusion drawn from this analysis indicates that normative variables (commonly held beliefs and values) as well as scientific variables should be considered in the evaluation of birth services. * Primiparous women are women giving birth for the first time. ** Multiparous women have had a previous birth.

  • (1985) Thompson, Denise
    Homosexuality and homosexuals, male and female, have always been part of the fabric of human communities. This applied as much to Sydney in the 1880s as it does to Sydney in the 1980s. But, some claim, they have never been as visible, as individuals and as an issue, as they are today. Whether this claim is true or not, something happened in the late 1960s in Sydney that had not occurred before: the arrival of the gay movement, the beginning of the organised articulation of the political and social demands of homosexuals. This book is both an account of that development and an examination of aspects of the public reaction to it. Flaws in the Social Fabric grew out of research undertaken by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board. That study assembled a vast mass of data which Denise Thompson has reworked to present a fascinating picture of the relationship between a hitherto-suppressed minority and its host community.

  • (1989) Thompson, Denise
    Journal Article
    This article argues for getting rid of the term 'gender', because the distinction on which it rests falls into the very 'nature/nurture' trap it was designed to avoid. If 'gender' is the social aspect of the differences between the sexes, the implication is that 'sex' is not social and it still remains biological. But the main argument against using the term 'gender' in feminist discourse is that it serves to deny the existence of sex differences, and hence the hierarchical polarity of domination/subordination those 'differences' encode.