Autor: Mário JDS Santos


Artigo | Barata, Catarina, Dulce Morgado Neves and Mário JDS Santos (2020) “COVID- 19 Containment Measures, Perinatal Experiences, and the Fight for Childbirth Rights in Portugal.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly Rapid Response Blog Series


Resumo: In Portugal, as in many other countries, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the highly medicalized, interventionist, and disrespectful manner in which facility-based births were happening before the outbreak. In line with nationwide containment measures adopted to prevent the spread of the disease – particularly within healthcare institutions – several measures and procedures were readily implemented in maternal and newborn care, impacting women’s perinatal experiences and those of their families. After the implementation of these measure self-organized groups of citizens joined civil society organizations in voicing concerns over the multiple limitations on women’s rights in obstetric care services, such as birth companion prohibition, as well as in devising strategies to demand the reinstatement of those rights.


Consultar: https://medanthroquarterly.org/rapid-response/2020/08/covid-19-containment- measures-perinatal-experiences-and-the-fight-for/~

Autora: Dulce Morgado Neves


Artigo | Barata, Catarina, Dulce Morgado Neves and Mário JDS Santos (2020) “COVID- 19 Containment Measures, Perinatal Experiences, and the Fight for Childbirth Rights in Portugal.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly Rapid Response Blog Series.


Resumo: In Portugal, as in many other countries, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the highly medicalized, interventionist, and disrespectful manner in which facility-based births were happening before the outbreak. In line with nationwide containment measures adopted to prevent the spread of the disease – particularly within healthcare institutions – several measures and procedures were readily implemented in maternal and newborn care, impacting women’s perinatal experiences and those of their families. After the implementation of these measures self-organized groups of citizens joined civil society organizations in voicing concerns over the multiple limitations on women’s rights in obstetric care services, such as birth companion prohibition, as well as in devising strategies to demand the reinstatement of those rights.


Consultar: https://medanthroquarterly.org/rapid-response/2020/08/covid-19-containment- measures-perinatal-experiences-and-the-fight-for/~

Autora: Catarina Delaunay


Artigo |Delaunay, C. (2017), Activismos virtuais em matéria de Procriação Medicamente Assistida em França e em Portugal. Fórum Sociológico, 30.


Resumo: Neste artigo, abordamos o envolvimento das mulheres através das plataformas online da Asso-ciação Portuguesa de Fertilidade e da sua congénere francesa, a Association MAIA, na promoção do direito à saúde e do acesso à Procriação Medicamente Assistida (PMA) com dadores terceiros (ovócitos e/ou espermatozoides). Além de recolherem informações e partilharem de experiências, os membros das associações afirmam o seu direito a participar publicamente e de forma ativa na luta contra a falta de dadores de gâmetas, de informações sobre as doenças associadas à infertilidade ou sobre as técnicas de PMA disponíveis, em particular os tratamentos com recurso a doação de gâmetas. A internet funciona como fonte de responsabilização e ativismo. A partir do nosso projeto de pós-doutoramento, propomo-nos abordar esta questão, teórica e empiricamente, com base na análise de fóruns de discussão online de associações de doentes com infertilidade e de entrevistas com mulheres que recorreram à PMA com doação de gâmetas.


Consultar: https://journals.openedition.org/sociologico/1779?lang=en

Autora: Catarina Barata


Artigo | Barata, Catarina, Dulce Morgado Neves and Mário JDS Santos (2020) “COVID- 19 Containment Measures, Perinatal Experiences, and the Fight for Childbirth Rights in Portugal.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly Rapid Response Blog Series


Resumo: In Portugal, as in many other countries, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the highly medicalized, interventionist, and disrespectful manner in which facility-based births were happening before the outbreak. In line with nationwide containment measures adopted to prevent the spread of the disease – particularly within healthcare institutions – several measures and procedures were readily implemented in maternal and newborn care, impacting women’s perinatal experiences and those of their families. After the implementation of these measures self-organized groups of citizens joined civil society organizations in voicing concerns over the multiple limitations on women’s rights in obstetric care services, such as birth companion prohibition, as well as in devising strategies to demand the reinstatement of those rights.


Consultar: https://medanthroquarterly.org/rapid-response/2020/08/covid-19-containment- measures-perinatal-experiences-and-the-fight-for/~