Informal coercion during childbirth: risk factors and prevalence estimates from a nationwide survey of women in Switzerland

@article{Oelhafen2021InformalCD,
  title={Informal coercion during childbirth: risk factors and prevalence estimates from a nationwide survey of women in Switzerland},
  author={S. Oelhafen and M. Trachsel and S. Monteverde and L. Raio and E. Cignacco},
  journal={BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth},
  year={2021},
  volume={21}
}
Background In many countries, the increase in facility births is accompanied by a high rate of obstetric interventions. Lower birthrates or elevated risk factors such as women’s higher age at childbirth and an increased need for control and security cannot entirely explain this rise in obstetric interventions. Another possible factor is that women are coerced to agree to interventions, but the prevalence of coercive interventions in Switzerland is unknown. Methods In a nationwide cross… Expand
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