Dr. Karina Romo-Medrano M., (Medical Anthropologist & Physician)

Dr. Karina Romo-Medrano M., (Medical Anthropologist & Physician)

Dr. Karina Romo-Medrano is a Medical Doctor with an MSc in Medical Anthropology (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam. She has worked for the Public Health Department of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the School of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. She currently works as a researcher for Innovia, a non-profit foundation registered in the Netherlands and provides private comprehensive care for families experiencing the death of a baby in Mexico City. Her research interests include biomedical knowledge, practice and medical technologies related to perinatal death, sexual and reproductive rights and obstetric violence. Her approach focuses on the ways in which the local sociocultural, politic and economic factors shape women’s experiences, with a particular emphasis on gender. For the past eight years, Dr. Romo-Medrano has been researching women’s experiences of pregnancy loss and perinatal death in the Mexican context.