Advancing RMC and Addressing Disrespect and Abuse

Focus Areas: Maternal Health
Related Project: Translating Research into Action (TRAction)
Content Type: Reports
Authors: USAID TRAction Project
Published: October 2016

The USAID Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project decided to explore women’s experiences giving birth in health facilities. In 2010, TRAction commissioned a review of the published and grey literature called “Exploring Evidence for Disrespect and Abuse in Facility-Based Childbirth: Report of a Landscape Analysis.” Bowser and Hill’s report developed the first typology of disrespectful and abusive maternity care and classified experiences into seven categories.


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