Caroline de Costa

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OBJECTIVE To determine the opinions and current practice of obstetricians and gynaecologists and trainees in the specialty with regard to induced abortion. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A voluntary, anonymous survey of Australian Fellows and specialist trainees of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists was(More)
This 19th century US gynaecologist still arouses controversy in the 21st century " PASS ME THE SIMS " is a request heard every day during gynaecological surgery and as often in outpatient practice. The Sims speculum has been a valuable gynaecological aid throughout the world since the first example was crudely fashioned from a pewter spoon in 1845 by James(More)
This article focuses on patients' treatment of choice in the area of obstetrics and women's health. Given that symptoms, experiences, and expectations will differ so greatly from one woman to another, patients' choice in women is a positive development. It is not, however, the only consideration. Concurrent with the acceptance of patients' choice has been(More)
Australia is now one of the safest countries in the world in which to be born. This is largely a result of the many advances in obstetric and neonatal medicine of the past 50 years. However, the "medicalisation" of birth has tended to diminish women's satisfaction with their experience of childbirth. It has been shown that women are most satisfied by care(More)