The Right to Informed Choice. A Study and Opinion Poll of Women Who Were or Were Not Given the Option of a Sterilisation with Their Caesarean Section

@inproceedings{Verkuyl2011TheRT,
  title={The Right to Informed Choice. A Study and Opinion Poll of Women Who Were or Were Not Given the Option of a Sterilisation with Their Caesarean Section},
  author={Douwe Arie Anne Verkuyl and Gerda M. van Goor and Marjo J. Hanssen and Margreet T. Miedema and Marnix Koppe},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND In The Netherlands, caesarean sections (CSs) are rarely combined with tubal occlusion (TO), partly because discussing CS/TO near delivery is considered unethical and earlier hypothetical counselling--i.e. suppose you happen to need a CS--is rare. This results in more unintended pregnancies and is inconsistent with informed choice. We explored whether TO should indeed not be made routinely available to eligible women. METHODS AND FINDINGS A questionnaire was mailed to 515 Para ≥2… CONTINUE READING

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