Mijn belichaamde kennis is van waarde. Een auto-etnografische, zorgethische analyse van epistemisch onrecht binnen de Nederlandse reproductieve zorg

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Based on autoethnographic material and feminist theory, such as care ethics and epistemic (in)justice studies, we expose four forms of epistemic injustice in reproductive care in the Netherlands: hermeneutical injustice, testimonial injustice, willful hermeneutical ignorance, and gaslighting. These forms of injustice rest on deeply rooted systems and their associated assumptions and on practices that produce and reproduce this injustice. We draw upon care ethics to suggest alternative practices that may counter these epistemic forms of obstetric violence, by explicating the (embodied) voice of the care receiver in reproductive care.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)339-362
JournalTijdschrift voor Genderstudies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022


  • obstetric violence
  • care ethics
  • auto-ethnography
  • epistemic injustice
  • reproductive care
  • Netherlands

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