Special Issue "Obstetric Violence and Women's Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: global health; women’s health; violence against women; abuse in health care
I am guest editing a Special Issue on "Obstetric Violence and Women’s Health" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and global health. For detailed information on the journal, please visit https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Obstetric violence is a particular kind of abuse in health care that has been reported globally. Obstetric violence is a rather new concept often focusing on childbirth, (even when referring to maternal care which includes pregnancy), and overmedicalization, i.e. non-medically justified obstetric interventions. Other important components may be dehumanization and disrespectful and non-consented care, and the overall conversion of biological processes into pathological ones. The imbalance of information and power between health care provider and the patient is an important conditional factor, but other intersecting factors on individual as well as structural level are also crusial for the persistens occurrence of obstetric violence.
This Special Issue welcome original research and reviews from all over the world that explore obstetric violence and its prevention. We are particularly interested in studies that test interventions that target policy, systems, and clinical change. Research may be either theoretical or empirical and can include systematic reviews.
Prof. Katarina Swahnberg
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- Obstetric violence
- Abuse in health care
- Structural violence
- Women’s health