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The humanization of birth.
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PMID:  11742643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The humanization of birth conference drew more than 2000 people from 26 countries. This article summarizes the conference. In much of the world women have learned to fear birth; this fear is represented by the increase in cesarean section rates seen in many countries. The humanization of birth may reduce this fear. Yet humanization is difficult to achieve in technocratic societies. It is important to recognize that safety and self-fulfilling experiences are not contradictions, and that humanized birth is the safest approach.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Congresses    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  75 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-14     Completed Date:  2002-03-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Midwifery, Children's and Women's Hospital of British Columbia and Providence Health Care (St Paul's), Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section / adverse effects,  statistics & numerical data*
Labor, Obstetric / physiology*,  psychology*
Physician-Patient Relations
Risk Factors

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