Issued associated with providing care during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in the Czech Republic.
The situation in the Czech Republic remains a concern. Despite the CEDAW recommendations and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation, the state has not adopted the necessary measures to rectify the situation.
Critical points remain as follows:
- Providing care without free and informed consent.
- Use of routine procedures without medical indication.
- Facts on how childbirths assisted by a midwife are made impossible.
- Lack of control of quality of care provided in medical facilities.
- Lack of standards of care provided during standard childbirth.
- Failure of protective mechanisms in case of violation of women’s rights .
- Efforts to improve the system of care.