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Midwives & Modernizing Education in the Ottoman Empire: Jewish “Bloody Midwives”

Hosted By: Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

Büşra Demirkol, Ph.D student in Near & Middle Eastern Studies and 2020-21 graduate fellow at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, looks at how policies in the 19th-century Ottoman Empire restricted midwifery and the termination of pregnancies for the first time, targeting Jewish midwives in particular.

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