30% of women experience abuse during childbirth

in News · 02-01-2021 08:00:00 · 1 Comments

Three out of 10 women surveyed in a study on childbirth experience claimed to have been victims of abuse, disrespect and discrimination, with non-consensual interventions being the most recurrent form of such violence.

Promoted by the Portuguese Association for Women's Rights in Pregnancy and Childbirth (APDMGP), the second edition of the survey "Childbirth Experiences in Portugal", analysed the period 2015-2019, according to data that Lusa had access to.

The objective was "to know the experiences of women in terms of the characteristics of childbirth and personal satisfaction with it, as well as any situations of abuse or disrespect that may have been experienced in its course".

The questionnaire obtained 7,555 valid answers and testimonies from women who had one or more babies during this period. More than half of the sample is between 30 and 39 years old, followed by the 20/29 age group.

The survey's main conclusions are that "the greater the women's feeling of control over their birth experience, the greater the satisfaction they experience".

Of the 7,555 births, 69 percent were vaginal and 31 percent by caesarean section, according to the APDMGP.

Only 52.8 percent of respondents who had a vaginal birth said they had freedom of movement during labour.

"Respondents with an intrapartum caesarean section were the least satisfied with their experience and felt more conditioned in expressing their opinion, less involved in decision-making, less supported by the team, less confident," the association said in a statement.

According to the survey, "around 50.30 percent of women who said they had experienced childbirth had a vaginal birth without the use of forceps or suction cups, while 28.50 percent" said they had used these mechanisms.

About 2,820 women said their pregnancy was at risk (37 percent), but only 2,746 identified the factors that assessed this risk.

Some 78 percent said that the right to follow-up during childbirth was mostly respected. The partner (81.80 percent), the specialist nurse (76.20 percent) and the obstetrician (62.54 percent) were the most frequent attendances.

The association points out that "currently, in Portugal, this is not a reality" due to the pandemic.

The vast majority of respondents agree that they were able to observe their baby after birth and that this moment corresponded to their expectations.

About 62 percent say that their birth was not induced, against 37.6 percent who say it was, but "an important number" say they are not sure if their birth was induced or not.

For most respondents, the ideal birth is vaginal, pain-free, spontaneously initiated and assisted by professionals of their choice.

"Alongside the advancement of the pandemic, we are experiencing a real pandemic of abuse, disrespect and violence against women, with an exponential increase in violations of women's rights throughout the world," the association warns.

For the APDMGP, "more than ever it is important to ensure that women's rights and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation are respected", stressing that "violence against women is the most widespread violation of human rights around the world".



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Comments:

Being male I want equality in abuse reporting. How many males have been abused while they where young. liberal government employees talk about Female abuse but never Males abuse. If males get hit is that abuse. This is just another distraction of reality to make Females feel bad so they turn to government employees and rationalize their life of hate..

Living is the USA there so much Government and fake news anti Male ideas it wonder females want even be with males. Universities in USA have anti Male class to brainwash female to not have Families and hate being a females.

These Female empowerment University give out degrees in anti Male idea base on Marxist value and women who hate Males. It loveless values but it make female FEEL strong like in the fake movies. Wonder Women.

IN movies a Beautiful small females taking bad guys down and looking sex doing it. that works in two angles. Makes the female look strong powerful like she can do it and make males watch because the bodies are SO female and exposed.

These abuse ideas and trying stop it is to have government raise children but in Government children institutions they are abused there. You live your life dealing with your life nothing else exist and have Marxist government employees knowing more than you do your just slave to the state.

I just do not like anti Male Government regulations created by Females that hate males base on envy and hate being female. What is good women role model to identify your strength and beauty as Women. We also need Male role models where it idea of love them and leave them that is total hedonism which is loveless.

By Scott M. Bartley from USA on 02-01-2021 10:08
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