Unnecessary surgery

Unnecessary surgery

3 in 10 U.S. mothers gave birth by c-section in 2004: sharp, continuing rise defies best evidence and best practice

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Maternity Center Association
Publisher: 
Maternity Center Association
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Points to important health and financial costs associated with increasingly casual use of major abdominal surgery (caesarean sections) in a primarily healthy population.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Listen to your body: a gynecologist answers women's most intimate questions

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English
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Author: 
Niels Lauersen
Eileen Stukane
Publisher: 
Fireside
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Using a question and answer format, this book provides a great deal of information on common gynaecological health and conditions.

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ISBN 0684854112
WGYN.L38 2000 (CWHN Offices)
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Includes index.

International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc.

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Forms an organization that works to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Has chapters in most Canadian provinces.

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310-542-6400
Email Address: 
info@ican-online.org
Fax Number: 
310-542-5368
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-686-4226
Street Address: 
1304 Kingsdale Ave
City: 
Redondo
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
90278

C-section on demand: not just a matter of choice

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Edition: 
Vol.7, N.2/3
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the question of caesarian section on demand, and argues that data about the effects of unnecessary C-sections is missing and/or incomplete.

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ISSN 14800039

Position statement on elective cesarean section

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Canadian Association of Midwives
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Midwives
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Abbotsford, B.C.

States that vaginal birth is clearly the safest birth for most women and babies, and that caesarean section on demand will have disastrous social and financial consequences for health.

C-section fight does a u-turn

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Author: 
Abby Lippman
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the question of caesarian section on demand, and argues that data about the effects of unnecessary C-sections is missing and/or incomplete.

Best practices in the use of hysterectomy fact sheet

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Ontario Women's Health Council
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Summarizes evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the management of the discretionary indications for hysterectomy .

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Too many women getting hysterectomies when less invasive methods exist

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Ontario Women's Health Council
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Argues that women are having hysteretomies too frequently as a first line of treatment for benign uterine conditions.

Ablation

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English
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Online
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CBC Newsworld
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Discusses the controversies regarding endometrial ablation, in light of a Calgary clinic offering the procedure for electic purposes.

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CBC

Misinformed consent: thirteen women share their secrets of unnecessary hysterectomy

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Author: 
Lise Cloutier-Steele
Publisher: 
Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents stories from thirteen women about the prejudices and traumas that accompanied their hysterectomies. Provides information on alternative treatments.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0773762868
WGYN.C55 2002
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter 2003: While many women who have hysterectomies feel absolutely wonderful afterwards, a large number of women have markedly negative experiences with hysterectomy. With 62,000 hysterectomies performed each year in Canada, hysterectomy has been one the most popular, though often unnecessary, surgical procedures. Growing numbers of hyterectomized women are now speaking out about the ill effects of this surgery. Thirteen women, including the author, share their stories in this collection, speaking out about the prejudices and traumas they experienced as a result of their hysterectomies. The book also provides information on alternative treatments, and most importantly, a list of questions women should ask their doctors before agreeing to a hysterectomy.
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