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Bioethical considerations: Caesarean section at the request of the patient and autonomy

Consideraciones bioéticas: cesárea a solicitud de la paciente y autonomía


A doctor who has to perform an on demand Caesarean section instead of a vaginal birth, without any medical need, must analyze several ethical elements to accept this request. To review and reflect on the principles of medical ethic can guide the physician to prioritize a medical-based decision, ensuring the best result possible for the mother and for the unborn child.