Saturday, June 3, 2023

First National March Against Gynecology, Obstetrics and Newborn Violence is organized

With the slogan “Join the Red Tide”, the center of the call would be in front of the National Congress in downtown Buenos Aires at 5:00 p.m.

“We have a legal framework in our country that is advanced, a law that allows to decriminalize a lot of practices that are violent and we were unaware that they were, but the problem is that very few institutions have is respected,” said Lujan Arcidiacono, coordinator of the campaign “My delivery, my decision”.

The mobilization will also be repeated, starting at 5:00 pm, in the squares of Córdoba, Mendoza, Michines, Tucumán, San Luis and Chubut. The call includes a request that those who attend the claim wear red robes.

According to a 2015 survey by the Argentine Obstetric Violence Observatory (OVO), even after the Dignified Childbirth Law has been in place since 2004, “90% of women and pregnant people in Argentina are victims of obstetric violence. ”

Verbal abuse, not allowing contact between newborns and their mothers, little support for women in their studies and childbirth, and not “listening to their wants and needs” during the process are some examples.

They also do not report or explain the interventions carried out, do other unnecessary “with different levels of incidence” or minimize the pain of pregnant women and “deny assistance”.

“There are very alarming statistics of verbal and physical violence, also understanding abuse as denial of help, that a woman asks for help and is denied help,” Arcidiacono said.

According to a report by the National Commission for the Coordination of Actions to Prepare for Sanctions for Gender Violence (CONSAVIG), in the year 2022, 84.85% of violence situations occurred due to dehumanizing behavior by professionals. After this, the decision of the pregnant person is disrespected. It also shows that 45.45% of the complaints were issued in the Buenos Aires province and in second place is Caba with 24.24%.

In 2019, the Make Mothers Matter organization analyzed the situation in Argentina, where it determined that in public institutions, pregnant people and newborns are at 60% higher risk of complications or death for not complying with obstetric and neonatal conditions Is. This shows that violence is not only part of institutions, but also of the state.

Respectful or humane childbirth refers to the protection of the rights of both families and children during the period of conception and at the time of childbirth.

Respected delivery week

Honorable Childbirth Week is observed from May 14 to May 20 to raise awareness about its importance.

Civil association SAHDES (Health, Housing and Development) participates in a workshop at the Nuestra Señora del Pilar Neonatal Hospital in Buenos Aires Province. In this, professionals from different fields meet to create protocols, in which human resources and maternity facilities are adapted to protect this right. Also, talks and activities open to the public are held, where topics such as the importance of Law 25,929, the benefits of breastfeeding, and discussions on motherhood experiences are discussed.

These conditions of vulnerability, which are caused by malpractice by a health agent, can lead to physical and psychological consequences in both pregnant people and newborns.

The SAHDES Civil Association denounces all forms of violence and abuse, which, together with the Educational Institute PyC (Esseñanza en Puericulture y Crianza) and the Secretary of Health of the Municipality of Pilar, promote the profession of childcare workers as an agent Health services are provided to pregnant women and their families.

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