In Many Cases, A Patient Increases Their Odds Of A Cesarean

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In many cases, a patient increases their odds of a cesarean section if they chose to be induced without causation. A study was conducted between the years of 1999 to 2000 with 3215 nulliparous women. The findings of this study showed that nulliparous women are at a significantly higher risk of needing a cesarean section if they were electively induced (Luthy et al., 2004). Multiple studies have looked at nulliparous versus multiparous women and have found that elective inductions do not look to increase the odds of a woman needing a cesarean section in multiparous women. Researchers have begun to look at other possible relationships between patients who undergo an elective induction that results in a caesarean section and they have found…show more content…
Elective inductions have not been proven to have a significant increase in the need for a cesarean section. One thought for why there has been an increase in cesarean sections is that some patients chose to ask their physician for an elective cesarean section. Some woman chose to do so because they had their previous child by cesarean section and do not want to attempt a vaginal delivery, while others feel a cesarean section would allow them to chose their own date and time for a delivery. Minkoff et al. looked at ethical aspects of an elective cesarean section. They concluded that there is no substantive-justice-based consideration for performing a cesarean section (Minkoff et al., 2004). Minkoff et. al also stated that there is no self-governed obligation for anyone to offer a cesarean section in an ethically and legally suitable informed consent process (2004). The researchers agree that if a patient initiates a request for a cesarean section to her physician, that physician should respond with informing the patient about the process and request that the patient reconsiders the procedure given the new information. This ensures that the patient is rightfully informed of any possible complications and the basics behind a cesarean section. If a patient returns and still requests for an elective cesarean section, it is ethically permissible for a physician to implement her request (Minkoff et al.,

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