Healthcare Professionals’ Experiences and Perceptions regarding Health Care of Indigenous Pregnant Women in Ecuador
Pregnancy is an important life experience that requires uniquely tailored approach to health care. The socio-cultural care practices of indigenous pregnant women (IPW) are passed along the maternal line with respect to identity, worldview and nature. The cultural differences between non-indigenous healthcare professionals (HPs) and IPW could present a great challenge in women’s health care. This article presents an analysis from a human rights and gender perspective of this potential cultural divide that could affect the health of the IPW in an Andean region of Ecuador with the objective of describing the health challenges of IPWs as rights holders through the experiences and perceptions of HP as guarantors of rights.
CitationCarpio-Arias, T.V., Verdezoto, N., Guijarro-Garvi, M. et al. Healthcare professionals’ experiences and perceptions regarding health care of indigenous pregnant women in Ecuador. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 22, 101 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-022-04432-5
Author affiliationDepartment of Health Sciences
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