Worldwide many women experience disrespectful and abusive treatment during childbirth in facilities. Such treatment violets the rights of women to respectful care. It can threaten their rights to life, health, bodily integrity, and freedom from discrimination. This WHO statement calls for greater action, dialogue, research and advocacy on the important public health and human rights issue.
Prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth
Every woman has the right to the
highest attainable standard of health.
which includes the right to dignified,
respectful health care.
Greater support from
for defining and
and abuse in public and
understand impact on
experiences and choices.
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