"The cut above" and "the cut below": the abuse of caesareans and episiotomy in São Paulo, Brazil.

@article{Diniz2004TheCA,
  title={"The cut above" and "the cut below": the abuse of caesareans and episiotomy in S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil.},
  author={Simone Grilo Diniz and Alessandra Sampaio Chacham},
  journal={Reproductive health matters},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 23},
  pages={100-10}
}
In the last 50 years, a rapid increase in the use of technology to start, augment, accelerate, regulate and monitor the process of birth has frequently led to the adoption of inadequate, unnecessary and sometimes dangerous interventions. Although research has shown that the least amount of interference compatible with safety is the paradigm to follow, vaginal birth is still being treated as if it carries a high risk to women's health and sexual life in Brazil. This paper describes the impact of… CONTINUE READING
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