Explaining excessive rates of cesareans and other childbirth interventions : contributions from contemporary theories of gender and psychosocial development.
The current rate of cesarean sections in the U.S. is too high.
Numerous mothers and babies are being placed at unnecessary risk of medical, behavioral and psychological complications.
The problem has proven resistant to solution on a large scale, despite serious efforts on the part of a variety of individuals and groups.
This paper considers reports on the interactions between obstetricians and mothers in labor in light of findings and theory in the areas of gender and psychosocial development.
Examination of processes and standards of care in light of these findings and theory leads to the conclusion that the present model of obstetric services is consistent with a masculine style, and offers far less than optimal care for women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Césarienne, Technique obstétricale, Accouchement, Femme, Homme, Relation médecin malade, Interaction sociale, Indication, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Article synthèse, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cesarean section, Obstetrical technique, Delivery, Woman, Human, Physician patient relation, Social interaction, Indication, United States, North America, America, Review, Surgery
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Cote : 94-0014452
Code Inist : 002B20G02. Création : 199406.