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Helpful Lamaze Blog Post on Obstetric Violence

“What Is Obstetric Violence and What if it Happens to You?” posted in Lamaze International’s “Giving Birth with Confidence,” defines obstetric violence, lays out [...]

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Abuse Happens to Women in Labor Rooms Too

While tales of abuse and harassment of women are exploding in the news and social media, there is one arena in which disrespect, bullying, and, yes, even physical and sexual assault are all too [...]

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Do Laboring Women Retain Their Right to Make Medical Decisions about Their Care?

You might be thinking this is a silly question because every competent adult has the right to make decisions about their medical care, but, in fact, doctors, hospital administrators, and lawyers [...]

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Tubal Ligation Denied at Catholic Hospital

Women planning to have their tubes tied during cesarean surgery should consider whether their hospital will allow it because if the hospital is Catholic, there’s a high probability that it [...]

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Medical Journal Commentary Breaks Silence on Abuse of Women, Improving Birth Follows Up

Advocates for humane, respectful treatment of women receiving reproductive health care take note: The current issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine includes a commentary, “Our Family [...]

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Mistreatment of Women During Childbirth a Global Problem

Connecting the Dots covered a review of studies finding that mistreatment of women during childbirth is a common problem around the world, and the U.S. and Canada aren’t exceptions. [...]

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