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Obstetric iatrogenesis in the United States: the spectrum of unintentional harm, disrespect, violence, and abuse.

Liese KL, Davis-Floyd R, Stewart K, et al. Obstetric iatrogenesis in the United States: the spectrum of unintentional harm, disrespect, violence, and abuse. Anthropol Med. 2021;28(2):188-204. doi: 10.1080/13648470.2021.1938510.

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Liese KL, Davis-Floyd R, Stewart K, et al. Anthropol Med. 2021;28(2):188-204.
| September 8, 2021

This article draws on interviews and observations to explore medical iatrogenesis in obstetric care. The authors discuss how various factors – such as universal management plans, labor and delivery interventions, and informed consent – contribute to iatrogenic harm and worse perinatal outcomes for racial/ethnic minority patients.

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Liese KL, Davis-Floyd R, Stewart K, et al. Obstetric iatrogenesis in the United States: the spectrum of unintentional harm, disrespect, violence, and abuse. Anthropol Med. 2021;28(2):188-204. doi: 10.1080/13648470.2021.1938510.