Objective:To identify the available evidence in scientifi c literature on healthcare practices that interfere with the autonomy of Brazilian women in the labour and delivery process. Method: The search for papers was conducted in the databases LILACS, Scopus and PubMed, between 1996 and 2015, according to a guiding question and exclusion criteria, resulting in the selection of 22 papers to compose the analytic body.
Results:The main practices that favoured the exercise of women's autonomy were out-of…
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