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Disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

By Zemenu Yohannes Kassa and Siraj Husen

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Abstract Objective Disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care is violation of fundamental right of women and unborn child. There is scarce of data on disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care in Ethiopia. Results Seven studies were included in this meta-analysis of disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care. The pooled prevalence of disrespect and abuse care during childbirth and maternity care was 49.4% (95% CI 30.9–68.1). Whereas physical abuse was 13.6% (95% CI 5.2–31.2), non-confidential care was 14.1% (95% CI 7.3–25.4), abandonment care was 16.4% (95% CI 14.7–18.2), and detention was 3.2% (95% CI 0.9–11.5). This study showed that disrespectful and abusive behavior during child birth and maternity care is high. Whereas, abandonment care is high. This study indicates that health care providers shall not leave women during childbirth and maternity care and listen women, federal minister of health and regional health bureau also identifying root of cause disrespect and abuse and to alleviate mistreatment during childbirth and maternity care

Topics: Meta-analysis, Childbirth, Maternity care, Disrespect, Abusive, Ethiopia, Medicine, R, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
Publisher: BMC
Year: 2019
DOI identifier: 10.1186/s13104-019-4118-2
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:7874bb9d10794725983c362fd2871c8c
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