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CURI, Paula Land; RIBEIRO, Mariana Thomaz de Aquino  and  MARRA, Camilla Bonelli. Obstetric violence against black women in SUS. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.72, n.spe, pp. 156-169. ISSN 1809-5267.

This article examines obstetric violence against black women in SUS, starting from internship and university extension experiences in Psychology, in public maternity hospitals of different levels of complexity, coadunted to PIBIC/CNPq Scientific Initiation research. In our culture, women have always been bodies for reproduction and for centuries they have been subjugated to medical knowledge - especially obstetrics and gynecology. The expropriation of women from their bodies, their reproductive protagonisms, ratified by the men of the white elite - scientists - has impacted the assistance provided to them. The Unified Health System, marked by principles such as universality, equity and integrality, reproduces oppressions, discrimination, violence and violations over women's bodies, especially over those whose shades are far from the dominant model. In order to evidence the reproduction of racism and structural machisms in SUS, we take obstetric violence as an analyzer.

Keywords : Back Women; SUS; Obstetric Violence; Chauvinism; Racism.

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