International Human Rights and the Mistreatment of Women during Childbirth

by Rajat Khosla, Christina Zampas, Joshua P. Vogel et al.
Health and Human Rights Journal, November 14, 2016

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Identifying human rights norms and standards related to the full range of documented mistreatment is a first step towards addressing violations of human rights during facility-based childbirth, ensuring respectful and humane treatment, and developing a program of work to improve the overall quality of maternal care. This article reviews international human rights standards related to the mistreatment of women during childbirth in facility settings under regional and international human rights law and lays out an agenda for further research and action.

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