The Business of Being Born

For two and a half minutes, take a quick look at the very different ways that Americans handle childbirth. It is NOT graphic. It does NOT show a birth. And yes, it’s worth thinking about why I have to state that, and why people get queasy in this country, over something so beautifully natural. Maybe it’s because in the US it is rarely natural and rarely seen.


About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at