New report shows alarming mistreatment of women during childbirth

Added on : 11 October 2019

By: Quality of Care Network Secretariat

A WHO-led study, published in the Lancet reveals that more than a third of women experienced mistreatment - physical or verbal abuse, or stigma or discrimination - during childbirth. Women who were younger and less educated were most at risk, suggesting inequalities in how women are treated during childbirth.  The study was conducted in twelve facilities in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar and Nigeria. 

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Related: Listen to the BBC Health Check on the report's findings:  Abuse of women in childbirth