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A team of researchers from Inserm and the University of Paris (in Cress) investigated the frequency of physical abuse during pregnancy, its consequences for the mother and the child, as well as the characteristics associated with this violence…

INSERM (2019)

En France, 2 femmes sur 100 subissent des violences pendant leur grossesse. Communiqué de presse, INSERM, 8 juillet.  Display this record
➡ survey ; history, sociology ; psychology ; public health ; social support ; experience of pregnancy


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Main factors associated with increased risk of violence during pregnancy are socio-economics. The identification by caregivers of women exposed to violence during pregnancy needs to be improved to develop preventive and care strategies.

Monyk N. A. Maciel, Béatrice Blondel, Marie-Josèphe Saurel-Cubizolles (2019)

Physical Violence During Pregnancy in France: Frequency and Impact on the Health of Expectant Mothers and New-Borns.Maternal and Child Health Journal. August 2019, Volume 23, Issue 8, pp 1108–1116  Display this record
➡ survey ; history, sociology ; psychology ; public health ; traumatism ; social support ; experience of pregnancy


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There are several indications for assisted vaginal delivery; these could be due to fetal compromise, maternal indications to avoid Valsalva or inadequate progress in labour. No indication is absolute and each case should be considered individually.

Sunday E. Adaji and Charles A. Ameh (2012)

Operative vaginal deliveries in contemporary obstetric practice. Open-access pier-reviewed chapter.  Display this record
➡ guidelines ; iatrogeny ; instrumental delivery


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Compared with vaginal misoprostol, oral misoprostol may be associated with increased risk of cesarean delivery and longer time to vaginal delivery

Roxane Handal-Orefice ; Alexander Friedman ; Sujata Chouinard ; Ahizechukwu Eke ; Bruce Feinberg ; Joseph Politch ; Ronald Iverson ; Christina Yarrington (2019)

Oral or Vaginal Misoprostol for Labor Induction and Cesarean Delivery Risk. Obstetrics & Gynecology. Publish Ahead of Print: JUN 2019.  Display this record
➡ c-section/caesarean ; guidelines ; misoprostol (Cytotec)



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Valid consent documentation may well prove instrumental in staving off or reducing complications, malpractice and liability, and in order to safeguard health care operators from obstetric malpractice allegations.

Antonio Malvasi, Giuseppe Trojano, Andrea Tinelli, Enrico Marinelli & Simona Zaami (2019)

Episiotomy: an informed consent proposal. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine  Display this record
➡ ethics ; obstetric and gynecologic violence obstetric violence, obstetrical violence ; deontology ; risk of litigation ; episiotomy




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In France, there is no clear evidence, from a medical point of view, to support maintaining structures in remote locations at any cost or, conversely, getting rid of small units.

B. Blondel (2017)

Les maternités en milieu rural : bénéfices et inconvénients de la fermeture des maternités de proximité  Display this record
➡ survey ; place of birth ; public health



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Throughout pregnancy, the words and attitudes of health professionals can be experienced as violent even if they seem trivial for caregivers.

C.Manaouil (2018)

La relation sage-femme/patiente peut-elle être violente ? La Revue Sage-Femme, 17, 6, p. 261-271.  Display this record
➡ survey ; ethics ; guidelines ; psychology ; obstetric and gynecologic violence obstetric violence, obstetrical violence




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The overall aim of this thesis is to show how routinely collected data can be used to measure health care performance in the area of birth care and to assess how such measurement can support quality improvement

Mesterton, Johan (2019)

Measuring health care performance : variations in care process, resource use and outcomes in childbirth care. Doctoral these, Dept of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics. Karolinska Institutet, Solna (Sweden)  Display this record
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Detecting a domestic violence is not systematic. Regarding the orientation and support of victims, it is not yet optimal because of a lack of initial and ongoing training.

Joséphine Raulin (2018)

Place de la sage-femme libérale auprès des femmes victimes de violences conjugales. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2018. 〈dumas-01923182〉  Display this record
➡ public health ; obstetric and gynecologic violence obstetric violence, obstetrical violence ; midwife




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In a context where the medical coverage is relative to specific customs, what are the methods used and the potential limits encountered by the midwives to approach the sexual mutilations during consultation?

Hadiaratou Doucouré (2018)

Les sages-femmes en consultation face aux mutilations sexuelles féminines. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2018. 〈dumas-01908894〉  Display this record
➡ public health ; obstetric and gynecologic violence obstetric violence, obstetrical violence ; midwife



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