Articles and resources

Birth Crisis

Birth Crisis is a network set up by the amazing Sheila Kitzinger where volunteers listen to women who are upset after their experiences of labour and birth.
You might also find very useful articles and links

Human Rights in Childbirth 

Human Rights in Childbirth is a Hague-based international organization committed to political activism and legal advocacy for rights-based, evidence-based maternity care around the world.

Article in The Vancouver Observer

A 3 part series of articles by the Vancouver Observer on obstetric violence and the term "Birth rape". Includes opinions by Jesusa Ricoy founder of The Roses Revolution


The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) supports all women who have had a traumatic birth experience.



A Thesis on Obstetric Violence by Silvia Bellón



Medicalization, authority abuse and sexism within Spanish obstetric assistance. A new name for old issues?