Lecture: Obstetric violence - A perspectve from feminist philosphy
Prof. Dr. Sara Cohen Shabot, University of Haifa (Women's and Gender Studies Program)
Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 14.15 - 16.00 Uhr, Raum: X-B2-103
Obstetric violence – violence against women giving birth in medicalized settings – has been widely recognized as a phenomenon affecting women globally and systematically, and as one that is in urgent need to be tackled and solved. Obstetric violence is not mere medical violence but constitutes structural gender violence.
In her research, Sara Cohen Shabot has dealt with different aspects of the phenomenon from the perspective of feminist philosophy, mainly feminist phenomenology & epistemology. She will discuss some of her insights on the subject in the lecture.