Childbirth Activisms in Europe: Pathways, Ways of Action and Achievements

Hosted by -The Laboratory of Social Studies on Childirth (CIES-IUL), this research intends to explore the childbirth activism in different European contexts. Particurlaly, it is proposed to study the emergence and ways of action of social movements advocating for the humanization of childbirth and the womens rights in pregnancy and childbirth in Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and Poland.

This selection of countries aims to ensure not only the geographic diversity of the analysis, but also the plurality of socio-demographic characteristics of the contexts, the access to perinatal data, the diversity of birth assistance models and the uniqueness of the organizations. 

The methodology includes, for each case study, documentary analysis, colection and analysis of statistical data, interviews and participant observation.


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