Journal article

A qualitative study on acceptability of the mistreatment of women during childbirth in Myanmar

Thae Maung Maung, Kyaw Lwin Show, Nwe Oo Mon, Oezge Tuncalp, Nyein Su Aye, Yin Yin Soe, Meghan A Bohren

Reproductive Health | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Improving the quality of maternal health care is critical to reduce mortality and improve women's experiences. Mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities can be an important barrier for women when considering facility-based childbirth. Therefore, this study attempted to explore the acceptability of mistreatment during childbirth in Myanmar according to women and healthcare providers, and to understand how gender power relations influence mistreatment during childbirth. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in two townships in Bago Region in September 2015, among women of reproductive age (18-49 years), healthcare providers and facility administrators. Semi-structure..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Funding for this project was received from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization.