“Are you having an ultrasound?” the midwife asked, at my first appointment. I thought there had been a miscommunication: nobody had told me whether I would have one. “Well, it’s up to you,” she said. She could explain the pros and cons, but the decision was mine. Welcome to the midwifery model of care.
Police in China have confirmed reports that a midwife recently sewed shut the anus of one of her patients. The woman was apparently disgruntled at not having received enough of a tip, hence the Eli Roth-worthy revenge.
• A 20-year-old woman is seeking restitution for pornographic videos made of her when she was eight years old. The abuse was committed and filmed by her uncle, and the resulting videos became "Internet child porn classics." •