Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Midwifery Practice: by Lis Garratt

By Lis Garratt

Many midwives will deal with girls who're survivors of adolescence sexual abuse (CSA), even if those ladies expose this or now not. Pregnant and birthing ladies often event their our bodies turning into 'public property', quite a few occasionally intimate clinical strategies, and constrained offerings on the place and the way care is supplied. For CSA survivors, who've suffered lack of possession over their our bodies as teenagers and will event routine emotions of powerlessness and lack of regulate, those components can mix with impersonal and medicalised settings and practices to deeply aggravating impression. 'Sexual abuse is all approximately strength, now not sex.' - interviewee Many midwives additionally event powerlessness and lack of keep watch over as pros because of those comparable settings and practices, and people midwives who're themselves CSA survivors convey a very acute expertise of this and of the wishes of survivor moms. This precise examine units out to achieve a deeper knowing of the desires of those moms by means of exploring them along the parallel reports of survivor midwives. It explores the insights and reflections they jointly carry to midwifery, and the confident result of extra collaborative, own, communicative and finally empowering practices for all concerned. 'The importance of this ebook is way wider than its speedy topic, for it bargains us the chance to reconsider our expert coping innovations. If we search to make all our specialist relationships ones of equality and possibilities for progress, as would receive advantages a person who has suffered abuse, then we will all develop and flourish.' - from the Foreword by way of Mavis Kirkham

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