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Mommy, What Did You Do in the Industrial Revolution? Meditations on the Rising Cesarean Rate
Lauren A. Plante
International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Vol. 2, No. 1, Transnational Dialogues (Spring, 2009), pp. 140-147
Published by: University of Toronto Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40339201
Page Count: 8
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As the cesarean rate rises in the United States, it is sometimes hailed as a move toward increased safety or increased autonomy. But the industrialization of birth may have consequences which actually decrease women's autonomy and strip choices away.
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