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J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2001 Dec;15(3):23-38; quiz 89.

The case against elective cesarean section.


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.

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