What is Obstetric Entitlement?

‘Obstetric Entitlement’ is a term used to encompass the various motives and conflicts of interest that drive obstetric violence. One ubiquitous aspect of obstetric entitlement is monetary: in many places, obstetricians are paid per delivery. This makes extracting a fetus before shift change a priority, which fosters resentment toward mothers who resist a doctor’s attempts to physically and sexually manipulate her to this end.

Entitlement to Payment

Entitlement to Trust

Entitlement to Obedience

Entitlement to Lunch

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Last updated May 7, 2020.