Friday, November 02, 2007

Debate Down Under

This is a column from the Melbourne Herald Sun reacting harshly to the new British Medical Journal article that says that cesareans are more dangerous than vaginal births. Quite a debate follows on the the paper's blog. As an aside, I always chuckle over the casualness of the Aussie lingo -- describing c-sections as vaginal bypasses and the "decision to incision" rhyme lilnked to the idea that most docs take about 30 minutes to wheel a mother into the OR, so many c-sections are not true emergencies.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/comments/0,22023,22681497-5000117,00.html

3 comments:

Jawndoejah said...

Suggesting that the birth experience doesn't matter because we should just look at the outcome sometimes shuts up those who want non-intervention birth. However, the birth experience is important in that non-needed intervention and even surgery causes trauma. It would be like having a dentist pull baby teeth instead of letting them shed naturally if everything is okay, or randomly requiring women to remove their breasts to avoid breast cancer. I mean, at least you get the right result....

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