Attitudes towards mode of delivery and cesarean on demand in Turkey

Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.
International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (Impact Factor: 1.56). 12/2007; 99(3):233-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2007.05.031
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ABSTRACT To assess the attitudes of healthcare providers and the public in Turkey towards mode of delivery and cesarean delivery on demand.
A written questionnaire was given to female healthcare providers and women from the general public, and their answers were analyzed.
A total of 329 female healthcare providers and 347 women from the public group completed the survey. In response, 48.1% of healthcare providers and 69.6% of the public group chose vaginal delivery as the preferred mode of delivery (P<0.001). Some 45.3% of healthcare providers and 20.6% of the public group had undergone a cesarean delivery without any medical indications (P<0.001). In addition, 37.8% of healthcare providers and 36.2% of the public group believed that women should have the right to a cesarean delivery on demand.
In the two groups studied the preference for cesarean delivery is higher in Turkish healthcare providers than in the public population. In both groups the attitude towards cesarean delivery on demand is high.

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