Abuse during childbirth

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Abuse during childbirth (or obstetric violence) is the neglect, physical abuse and lack of respect during childbirth.wikipedia
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Violence against women

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Abuse during childbirth is one form of violence against women.
Some of the forms of violence perpetrated by individuals are: rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, acid throwing, reproductive coercion, female infanticide, prenatal sex selection, obstetric violence, and mob violence; as well as harmful customary or traditional practices such as honor killings, dowry violence, female genital mutilation, marriage by abduction and forced marriage.

Women's rights

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This treatment is regarded as a violation of the woman's rights.
The abuse of women during childbirth is a recently identified global problem and a basic violation of a woman's rights.

Neglect

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Abuse during childbirth (or obstetric violence) is the neglect, physical abuse and lack of respect during childbirth.

Physical abuse

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Abuse during childbirth (or obstetric violence) is the neglect, physical abuse and lack of respect during childbirth.

Childbirth

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Abuse during childbirth (or obstetric violence) is the neglect, physical abuse and lack of respect during childbirth.

Prenatal care

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It also has the effect of preventing women from seeking pre-natal care and using other health care services.

World Health Organization

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Investigations into the prevalence of these practices have been conducted by the World Health Organization.

Adolescence

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Adolescents, migrant women, women infected with HIV, and ethnic minority women are more likely than others to receive abuse.

Immigration

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Adolescents, migrant women, women infected with HIV, and ethnic minority women are more likely than others to receive abuse.

HIV

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Adolescents, migrant women, women infected with HIV, and ethnic minority women are more likely than others to receive abuse.

Minority group

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Adolescents, migrant women, women infected with HIV, and ethnic minority women are more likely than others to receive abuse.

Husband stitch

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Some sources refer to North American obstetricians and gynecologists, especially between the 1950s and 1980s, practicing what was called the husband's stitch: placing extra stitches in the woman's vagina after the episiotomy or natural tearing, supposedly to increase the husband's future sexual pleasure and often causing long-term pain and discomfort to the woman.

Episiotomy

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However, there is no proof that such a practice was widespread in North America, but mentions of it frequently appear in studies about episiotomy, also in other American countries such as Brazil.

Mexico

Tanzania

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Tanzania is a country with concern on abuse on women during childbirth.