Clémence Schantz est sociologue et sage-femme. Ses recherches portent sur la santé maternelle à travers la biomédicalisation de l’accouchement dans différents contextes (Cambodge, Mali, Bénin), sur les revendications Clémence Schantz is a sociologist and midwife. Her research focuses on maternal health through the biomedicalisation of childbirth in different contexts (Cambodia, Mali, Benin), on women’s claims (notably through the concept of “obstetric violence”), and on the alternatives proposed (birthing centres and “humanised” childbirth projects). Her research also focuses more broadly on women’s health, with research on women’s cancers (therapeutic mobility and breast cancer; anti-HPV vaccination).
1 published article
Despite a century of effort by health workers to improve medical care for childbirth in West Africa, mortality rates remain very high in many countries in the region. Obstetric violence still constitutes a structural barrier to maternal health.