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Violence in obstetric care in the birth process: a descriptive exploratory study

Diego Pereira Rodrigues, Valdecyr Herdy Alves, Lucia Helena Garcia Penna, Maria Bertilla Lutterbach Riker Branco, Rosangela de Mattos Pereira de Souza, Stela Maris de Mello Padoin


This is the dissertation project for a Master’s Degree in Health Care Science at Fluminense Federal University. The aim is to identify the sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics of pregnant and postpartum women assisted at public hospitals; to characterize the violence experienced during obstetric care as pointed out by pregnant/postpartum women in the birth process from their perspective; to analyze the determinants for the occurrence of this violence in obstetric care from the perspective of pregnant/postpartum women during the labor process. Method: A descriptive, exploratory study, with a qualitative approach, based on semi-structured interviews with women assisted at public hospitals in the Metropolitan II region of the state of Rio de Janeiro, through the analysis of the thematic content that emerged from the interview data.


Maternity; Childbirth; Human Rights; Gender


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