Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Study to assess the extent of disrespect and abuse in facility based child birth among women residing in urban slum area of Ahmedabad
Author(s): Parimal Patel, Khushbu Makadia, Geeta Kedia
Abstract: Introduction: Every woman has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to dignified, respectful health care. Many women experience disrespectful and abusive treatment during childbirth worldwide. This study is an attempt to explore evidence of disrespect and abuse in government facility based childbirth. rnMethodology: Community based cross sectional study was carried out by interviewing 300 women who had Govt. facility based child birth in last one year residing in urban slum area. Pre-designed questionnaire was used for data collection. Data entry and analysis was done in Microsoft Excel. rnObservations: Total 173(57.7%) of 300 respondents reported at least one form of disrespectful and abusive care. Non-consented services (57.3%) and verbal abuse (55 %) were the most common types of disrespect and abusive care. rnConclusion: To prevent that we should ensure that every woman receive this basic human dignity during one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.