Assault during childbirth increasingly common in Australia says International human rights lawyer

International human rights lawyer Bashi Hazard says an increasing number of devastated Australian women are likening their experience of childbirth to assault.

“Women are safer giving birth on the side of the road than in a hospital,” Hazard says candidly. “It is a systemic problem; very much embedded in the system.”

Hazard claims hospital staff suffer excessive fear of liability and disciplinary action, so their response is to be more coercive to a mums-to-be as they deliver their babies.

Source: Assault during childbirth increasingly common in Australia says International human rights lawyer | 7NEWS.com.au

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