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The Case Against Elective Cesarean Section

Goer, Henci BA, LCCE

The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: December 2001 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - p 23–38
Original Article

Prominent American and British obstetricians have been advocating for performing more Cesareans. They argue that Cesarean section is as safe or nearly as safe as vaginal birth, eliminates pelvic floor damage and the consequent symptoms caused by vaginal birth, is safer for the infant, and is desired by many women; however, abundant evidence in the medical literature refutes the validity of those claims.

Author of The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth and Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities

Submitted for publication: March 20, 2001; Accepted for publication: July 19, 2001

Copyright © 2001 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.