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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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AL ADIB MENDIRI, Miriam; IBANEZ BERNALDEZ, María; CASADO BLANCO, Mariano  and  SANTOS REDONDO, Pedro. La violencia obstétrica: un fenómeno vinculado a la violación de los derechos elementales de la mujer. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.1, pp.104-111. ISSN 2215-5287.

The present article comes of a bibliographic review labour in which we analyse obstetric violence as a way of violence against women and as violation of the human rights, which are frequently ignored, sometimesbecomingrejecteda subject of greatcurrent interestfor bioethics. Obstetric violence as symbolic violence against women reveals the asymmetry which is between men and women and the legal development in charge of legislating the set of practices in the women reproductive processes is essential in order to alert about the importance of the respect of sexual and reproductive rights as an inalienable, comprehensible and indivisible of the universal human rights. Despite the achievements from these initiatives, gender inequalities still affect reproductive health services in large part of the world.

Keywords : Obstetric Violence; Ethical and Legal Aspects; Sexual and reproductive Health.

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