Sama is organising a Public Talk on ‘Women’s Movements and Innovation in Health Care’ on 2 December 2016 at 2.30 pm in Lecture Room I, India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi. The Talk will be delivered by Dr. Simone Diniz, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The talk will be chaired by Prof. Rachana Johri of the School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi.
Abstract of Dr. Simone Diniz’s talk:
Women’s movements in recent decades have changed health care in many ways, bringing women’s perspective of how they perceive health interventions, with less or more resistance from health systems. In this presentation, we will discuss woman-centered innovative perspectives and the social construction of the evidence in health care, including issues like contraception, abortion, episiotomy, cesarean section, breastfeeding, and ageing. In recent years, the new narratives of childbirth experience, including the notions of humanization of childbirth, abuse and disrespect and obstetric violence, has led to new challenges for innovative approach to service provision. The new biological narratives of childbirth, including epigenetics and the microbiome, open new opportunity for women-centered innovation.