2020
DOI: 10.1590/1806-93042020000200016
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Abstract: Safe motherhood is not a reality for many women and maternal mortality persists as a severe public health problem. This paper aims to discuss avoidable maternal mortality beyond health issues emphasising on human rights violations and the multiple social repercussions on this complex phenomenon. From the human rights perspectives, avoidable maternal death can be characterized as violation of rights related to life, freedom and the person’s safety, family life, equality and non-discrimination, as well as to the… Show more

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“…Brazil has implemented human and reproductive rights policies and measures to reduce maternal mortality since the 1980s [ 8 , 9 ]. Between 1990 and 1999, the number of maternal deaths in the country fell significantly, followed by a relatively stable pattern between 2000 and 2013, then a slight drop between 2017 and 2019 [ 10 ].…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Brazil has implemented human and reproductive rights policies and measures to reduce maternal mortality since the 1980s [ 8 , 9 ]. Between 1990 and 1999, the number of maternal deaths in the country fell significantly, followed by a relatively stable pattern between 2000 and 2013, then a slight drop between 2017 and 2019 [ 10 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS) define a Mortalidade Materna (MM), como a morte da mulher que acontece durante a gestação, parto ou até 42 dias após o parto (World Health Organization, 2019). Cerca de 92% dos óbitos maternos são considerados evitáveis, caracterizando-os como um grave problema de saúde pública e violação dos direitos humanos (Mascarenhas et al, 2017;Vanderlei & Frias, 2015;Freitas-Júnior, 2020).…”
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