Movement for Humanistic Childbirth in Brazil

Public lecture on “Movement for Humanistic Childbirth in Brazil” organised by CEHAT- Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes and COMMONHEALTH- Coalition for Maternal-Neonatal Health and Safe Abortion.

When: 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm on 1st December, Thursday, 2016

Where: YMCA, Mumbai Central.

Registration for the lecture is free

"Movement for Humanistic Childbirth in Brazil"
Dr Simone Diniz
Faculty and Head of MCH.
School of Public Health
University of São Paulo, Brazil

The Movement for the Humanization of Childbirth in Brazil is a confluence of diverse forms of activisms. Although several meanings could be attributed to the word “humanization”, the core values of the movement are human rights, and evidence-based care. New interpretations of the biology of labour and delivery favour change. The impact of using the evidence-based discourse is restricted by a poorly regulated, paternalistic and medicalized culture. Using the rights and “abuse and disrespect” frameworks create tension in institutional relations, but also brings reflection and some evident change.