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In reading Marion’s Message Family Planning and Safe Motherhood in the latest issue of Midwifery Today magazine, I enjoyed learning of the work that Marion Toepke McLean is part of , of the education and help that is being made available in Soroti, Uganda, but I was particularly grateful to read, “As an American in Africa, I constantly examine myself for cultural imperialism. Was I trying to impose my own ideas about what African people should do, or working for them to help them realize their own dream?”
We have taken our technology and advancements all around the globe, bringing people further and further away from normal birth. When we go outside of our culture to “help” we should always pause and scrutinize our actions for the effects they will have in the long run.
So much work can be done internationally, but it’s important to remember all the work that’s yet to be done here.
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