Cesarean section for non-medical reasons

L. Penna, S. Arulkumaran

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Abstract

Cesarean section without medical indication is cited as a factor in the increase in the rate of cesarean delivery in modern obstetric practice. Individual obstetricians often express strong views supporting or refuting the right of women to request operative delivery and their rights to decline or fulfill this request. Such strong opinions may be misplaced as the available evidence does not conclusively support either view-point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-409
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2003

Keywords

  • Cesarean section
  • Maternal request
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Women's choice

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