Lifelong significance of disempowering experiences in prenatal and maternity care: interviews with elderly Swedish women.

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In this article I show how the effects of harsh and humiliating treatment, experienced by a number of Swedish women in antenatal care and childbirth in the mid-20th Century, endured for the rest of their lives. This treatment was carried out by medical staff in conformity with a view of expectant mothers as irresponsible and ignorant and with the prevalent… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1049732312449212

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