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Cut it out : the C-section epidemic in America

Author: Theresa Morris
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
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Examines the exponential increase in the United States of the most technological form of birth that exists -- the cesarean section -- and challenges most existing explanations of this unprecedented rise, arguing that there is a new culture within medicine that avoids risk or unpredictable outcomes and instead embraces planning and conservative choices, all in an effort to have perfect births.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morris, Theresa, 1956-
Cut it out
(DLC) 2013015226
(OCoLC)841516535
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa Morris
ISBN: 9780814763087 0814763081
OCLC Number: 857769691
Description: 1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Contents: The Root of the Problem. The liability threat in obstetrics. --
Control Systems Embedded in Hospitals. The tyranny of the rules ; Too much information: how technology raises the stakes. --
The Effects of Organizational Constraints. The big kahuna: repeat c-sections ; Women's lack of choice in labor and birth. --
A roadmap for change.
Responsibility: Theresa Morris.

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Provides a comprehensive, riveting look at a little-known epidemic that greatly affects the lives, health, and families of each and every woman in America.  Read more...

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"Birth by Caesarean section is expensive and carries a higher risk of medical complications than vaginal birth. Yet in 2011, 33% of US births were by Caesarean. To investigate why, sociologist Read more...

 
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