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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Strategies Directed To Professionals For Reducing Unnecessary Cesarean Sections In Brazil [estratégias Dirigidas Aos Profissionais Para A Redução Das Cesáreas Desnecessárias No Brasil]
Author: Haddad S.E.M.T.
Cecatti J.G.
Abstract: Brazil is among the countries with the highest cesarean section rates, especially in the supplementary health sector. However, some characteristics are similar in both the public and private sectors in terms of the wishes and expectations of pregnant women regarding their delivery. There is a preference for vaginal delivery among women of all social, economic, and cultural levels, a fact that shifts the focus of the negative influence of this variable from women to other subjects involved in delivery care. No isolated factor is able to justify the complexity of making a decision for cesarean section, but the physician and the type of hospital are the main associated factors. The several harmful effects of a non-judicious performance of cesarean section are scientifically recognized. It is important to raise the awareness of doctors and of other health professionals about the real consequences of this decision, the ethical deviations when conducts are chosen without exclusively focusing on the patient's health, and the need for constant updating for the management of the various possible conditions of childbirth.
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Date Issue: 2011
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