Rozée Virginie

Virginie Rozée

Institut national d'études démographiques | INED · Sexual and reproductive Health and Rights (Research team in partnership with Inserm - Univ Paris-Sud - UVSQ) [UR14] PhD
French Institute for Demographic Studies
“On the continuum of maternal health care, two extreme situations exist: too little, too late (TLTL) and too much, too soon (TMTS). TLTL describes care with inadequate resources, below evidence-based standards, or care withheld or unavailable until too late to help. TLTL is an underlying problem associated with high maternal mortality and morbidity. TMTS describes the routine over-medicalisation of normal pregnancy and birth. TMTS includes unnecessary use of non-evidence-based interventions, as well as use of interventions that can be life saving when used appropriately, but harmful when applied routinely or overused. As facility births increase, so does the recognition that TMTS causes harm and increases health costs, and often concentrates disrespect and abuse (…). Health-care providers and health systems need to ensure that all women receive high-quality, evidence-based, equitable and respectful care. The right amount of care needs to be offered at the right time, and delivered in a manner that respects, protects, and promotes human rights” (Miller Suellen et al., 2016, Beyond too little, too late and too much, too soon: A pathway towards evidence-based, respectful maternity care worldwide. The Lancet, 388(10056), p.2176).

Virginie Rozée

Key Research Areas:

  • Sexual and reproductive rights
  • Infertility, Medically assisted reproduction, Cross-border reproductive care
  • Gynaecological and obstetric violence


Motivation to participate in the Horizon Europe project:

  • To better document gynaecological and obstetric violence
  • To make gynaecological and obstetric violence more visible.
  • To make information and professional training on gynaecological and obstetric violence more adequate and accessible.

Expectations regarding their contribution to the project:

Improve knowledge and dissemination; women's empowerment