- the Laboratory for the Social Studies on Childbirth is a permanent research unit, launched in 2017 and hosted by CIES-IUL.


Its aim is to foster knowledge about the conditions and characteristics of childbirth in Portugal, to contribute to the consolidation of the Sociology of childbirth and, at the same time, to develop synergies between structures and multidisciplinary approaches in the study of childbirth, both at national and international level.


Through the production and dissemination of scientific information, comes to improve the discussion around policies, practices and paradigms of the childbirth. 



Sónia Cardoso Pintassilgo

Mário JDS Santos

Dulce Morgado Neves


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