Consumer demand for caesarean sections in Brazil: informed decision making, patient choice, or social inequality? A population based birth cohort study linking ethnographic and epidemiological methods

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate why some women prefer caesarean sections and how decisions to medicalise birthing are influenced by patients, doctors, and the sociomedical environment. The study used a population based birth cohort study, using ethnographic and epidemiological methods.

Citation

Behague, D.P.; Victora, C.G.; Barros, F.C. Consumer demand for caesarean sections in Brazil: informed decision making, patient choice, or social inequality? A population based birth cohort study linking ethnographic and epidemiological methods. BMJ (2002) 324 (7343) 942-942. [DOI: 10.1136/bmj.324.7343.942]

Consumer demand for caesarean sections in Brazil: informed decision making, patient choice, or social inequality? A population based birth cohort study linking ethnographic and epidemiological methods

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