Community-led Solutions: Advancing Equity and Justice in Perinatal Services

Dr. Saraswathi Vedam

Recent research highlights that historically oppressed and marginalized populations are more likely to experience barriers and mistreatment when accessing or receiving care. In Dr. Vedam’s study, RESPCCT, over 6000 service users with a broad range of identities report on their experiences of respectful care and mistreatment during childbearing care. Dr. Vedam discusses emerging findings along four themes: anti-oppressive policy and practice; access to culture-centered care; person-centred quality measurement; and restorative, reproductive justice.