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Full Researcher-professor, CIESAS, México



Paola M. Sesia, PhD and MPH, is a researcher and professor at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Mexico. She is a medical anthropologist and public health specialist with a PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Arizona, Tucson and a Master's in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. Her current research interests focus on maternal, newborn, and reproductive health (including prenatal and obstetric care quality, professional and traditional midwifery, obstetric violence and access to abortion and abortion care), maternal mortality, health policies and Indigenous peoples in Mexico. She works from a reproductive rights, human rights, and Indigenous collective rights perspectives, as well as from a social justice, structural vulnerabilities, and social inequalities theoretical approaches.