Obstetric violence: report of findings of verbal aggression

International Journal of Development Research

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Obstetric violence: report of findings of verbal aggression

Eliana Vieira do Nascimento Marinho, Deyvidiane Claudia Nascimento Lins, Liniker Scolfild Rodrigues da Silva, Edjane Maria de Barros and Cristina Albuquerque Douberin


Pregnancy and childbirth are moments inherent to the female life cycle, constituting a physiological process when the woman needs to be the protagonist. Obstetric violence (OV) is a practice that violates human rights and creates biopsychosocial damages. The objective was to discuss the studies on obstetric violence, including verbal aggression, published in the period from 2011 to 2016. A systematic review of the literature was developed. For the search in the Virtual Health Library, we consulted the Descriptors: violence against women; childbirth; woman. Initially, the search returned 23 articles related to the descriptors. After considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria, the sample resulted in seven studies. Violence was present at all maternity hospitals from the researches, including its effects in the postpartum period, very associated with disorders. Such an event raises a current concern for the promotion of comprehensive care based on the humanization of parturient care, which generates the need for growth and dissemination of the development of a more critical awareness of health professionals for management in obstetrics.

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