Title
Flemish obstetricians' personal preference regarding mode of delivery and attitude towards caesarean section on demand
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Biology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
European journal of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive biology. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
111(2003) :2 , p. 164-166
ISSN
0301-2115
ISI
000186600400009
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Objectives: To assess Flemish obstetricians' preferences about mode of delivery for themselves or their partners and to determine the frequency of caesarean section on demand in Flanders. Study design: A structured anonymous postal questionnaire was sent to all 672 registered gynaecologist-obstetricians in Flanders. Results: The response rate was 44%. In the case of an uncomplicated singleton first pregnancy with a cephalic presentation 2% preferred elective caesarean section. There was no difference between male and female obstetricians. Seventy percent said that they would never perform caesarean section on demand. At least 2.6% of all caesarean sections in Flanders seems to be performed on patient's demand. Conclusion: The attitude of Flemish gynaecologist-obstetricians is clearly in favour of vaginal delivery both for themselves, their partners and their patients. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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