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Salud Colectiva

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Abstract

MENDOZA GONZALEZ, Zuanilda. "What happened to the placentas tree?": transformations in the knowledge about pregnancy/labor/puerperium in two triqui migrant generations to México city. Salud Colectiva [online]. 2005, vol.1, n.2, pp. 225-236. ISSN 1851-8265.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1851-82652005000200006.

The constant and progressive mobilization of numerous social groups from the country to the city has been one of the most important demographic characteristics of the last decades. Although health, disease, and health care have received little attention, we recognize these dimensions as central to exemplify and analyze the intensive process of sociocultural transformation that these groups suffer. In this article, we emphasize the changes that are present in knowledge about the reproductive process, exemplified during the pregnancy/labor/puerperium in two different generations of native Triqui men and women migrants from the state of Oaxaca to Mexico city. We explore the Triquis reproductive process through an understanding of their local knowledge, their problem solving networks, and their traditional medicine.

Keywords : Reproduction; Pregnancy; Acculturation; Migration; Knowledge.

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