OBSTETRIC VIOLENCE 

The appropriation of women’s body and  reproductive process by health personnel, which is expressed by a DEHUMANISING TREATMENT, an ABUSE OF MEDICALISATION and PATHOLOGISATION of natural processes,

resulting in a LOSS OF AUTONOMY and ABILITY TO DECIDE freely about their body and sexuality, negatively impacting their quality of life.”

 

Organic Law on the Right of Women to a Life free of Violence”

Article 15, Venezuela 2007