This film written by Dr Ann McPherson, writer and GP, and sociologist Ann Oakley who has written widely on the sociology of women’s health care, sets out to demystify miscarriage through the experiences of women who have had them. For many women, the lack of information available (especially in hospitals) is one of the most upsetting aspects of miscarriage. Ann Oakley talks to a hospital consultant, we hear the views of a GP and a health visitor, and most importantly in conversation with Ann Oakley, the views and experiences of women themselves.
This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes of the country in which it was made, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.