Seminario en Oxford “Exámenes vaginales sin consentimiento durante el parto”

phil-birth, oxford
De izquierda a derecha: Rodante van der Waal, Sara Cohen Shabot, Elselijn Kingma y Stella Villarmea

Cuatro investigadoras de Fil-Nac participaron el pasado viernes 9 de febrero en la Universidad de Oxford en un seminario monográfico sobre “Exámenes vaginales sin consentimiento en el parto”.

Crónica detallada (en inglés)


Without consent: Vaginal examinations during labour and the law

Exeter College, University of Oxford

8 February 2019

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and introductions

10:10 – 11:00 Lived experiences: Birthrights.

11:00 – 11:20 Tea and coffee

11:20 – 11:45 Dr Brenda Kelly and Dr Neda Taghinejadi, ‘Vaginal examination in modern medicine’

11:45 – 12:10 Dr Rachel Adams and Professor Susan Bewley, ‘Exploring the way doctors are taught vaginal examination in labour: Capturing the challenging social context of a technical skill’

12:10 – 12:35 Dr Elsa Montgomery, ‘Silence, acquiesce or consent: interpreting women’s responses to intimate examinations’

12:35 – 13:00 Professor Stella Villarmea, ‘When a uterus enters the door, reason goes out the window’

13:00 – 13:40 Lunch

13:40 – 14:05 Dr Sara Cohen Shabot, ‘Why “normal” feels so bad: Violence and vaginal examinations during labor – a phenomenology’

14:05 – 14:35 Professor Jonathan Herring, ‘Implied consent and vaginal examination in pregnancy’

14:35 – 15:00 Dr Claire Murray, ‘Troubling consent: Pain and pressure in labour and childbirth’

15:00 – 15:20 Tea and coffee

15:20 – 15:45 Ms Catarina Sjolin, ‘Can an assault be a sexual assault because of the complainant’s views rather than the defendant’s intentions?’

15:45 – 16:05 Dr Camilla Pickles, ‘When ‘assault’ is not enough: Unauthorised vaginal examinations during labour and expression in criminal law’

16:05 – 16:30 Ms Kate Beattie.

16:30-16:50 Short discussion of draft papers:

Professor Charles Foster, ‘How should the performance of periparturient vaginal examinations be regulated?’

Ms Christina Zampas, ‘International human rights standards related to autonomous decision-making during childbirth’

16:50 Closing



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