|Born||4 October 1914
|Died||26 December 2008
São Paulo, SP
|Known for||squatting birth, pap smear|
|Institutions||Paranaense Center for Medical Research|
Moysés Goldstein Paciornik (4 October 1914 – 26 December 2008) was a Brazilian physician. He was born in the city of Curitiba in the Paraná state, located in Southern Brazil. He graduated in Medicine in 1938. In 1959 he founded the Paranaense Center for Medical Research, which he was director. The center was dedicated to the prevention of cancer and gynecological services extended to Indian reservations in southern Brazil, at which time Moysés became a supporter of squatting birth, noting that the Kaingang Indian tribe, despite having many children, had firmer vaginal muscles than city women.
He wrote several books and belonged to the Paraná Academy of Arts, to the Brazilian Academy of Medical Writers and was the pioneer of the pap smear screening test in Brazil. At the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), he founded the chair of Prenatal Care in 1952.
His son Claudio Paciornik carries on with his work.
- (with Claudio Paciornik) Birth in the Squatting Position (1979) Polymorph Films
- (with Claudio Paciornik) Birth and Rooming-In: Lessons Learned from the Forest Indians of Brazil Birth 1983 Summer;10(2):119.
- Commentary: arguments against episiotomy and in favor of squatting for birth. Birth 1990 Dec;17(4):234, 236. and Birth 1991 Jun;18(2):119.
- Use of the squatting position for birth. Birth 1992 Dec;19(4):230-1.
- Statement of Health Merit Award by the Paraná legislative 9-8-2006 Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- Pioneer, a champion of women and healthy life. Life and Citizenship. 27-12-2008 Archived 2008-12-28 at the Wayback Machine.
- Death of physician who was famous in Brazil as an advocate of squatting births. G1 Globo News. 27-12-2008.