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Table 3 Responses to disrespectful care as reported by mothers and fathers

From: Experiences of and responses to disrespectful maternity care and abuse during childbirth; a qualitative study with women and men in Morogoro Region, Tanzania

   Mothers Fathers
Acquiescent Do nothing (“I have no choice”)
Measures Return home  
Reject facilities in favor of home delivery
Bypass “bad” facilities for “nice” facilities
Bypass “bad” nurses within a facility
Find a TBA in village to assist in facility delivery
Pay the provider (a bribe, “extra money”, “facility entrance fee”)  
Tell a provider directly to be nicer, to respect patients  
Assertive Report the event to an oversight body (seek reprimand or provider transfer)  
Measures Physically assault a provider