Bowser and Hill | 2010
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This report is a review of the evidence on the topic of disrespect and abuse in facility-based childbirth. The primary purpose of the report is to review the evidence in published and gray literature with regard to the definition, scope, contributors, and impact of disrespect and abuse in childbirth, to review promising intervention approaches, and to identify gaps in the evidence. The report describes several categories of promising interventions concerned with the promotion of respectful, non-abusive care for both childbirth and other health care areas. Evidence from related health care areas such as participatory reproductive health approaches (health workers for change) and HIV stigma reduction approaches is reviewed to supplement the relatively small body of evidence for effective approaches to reduce disrespect and abuse during childbirth.