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Cross Cultures Module 4 Case Assignment

Cross Cultures Module 4 Case Assignment - Cesarean Sections...

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Cesarean Sections in the United States CESAREAN SECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES Cesarean Sections in the United States Nicole Hinton Touro University International 1
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Cesarean Sections in the United States Cesarean Sections in the United States In the past several decades, numerous issues relating to the concept of “fetal rights” have arisen. These issues extend beyond, but are in part an outgrowth of, the debate over abortion. Extending “personhood” status to the fetus, and granting partial or full citizenship rights to the unborn, has been one attempted strategy of abortion opponents. One such area of conflict involves forced medical interventions on pregnant women in order to preserve the life or health of the fetus. These interventions include fetal surgery or other therapies during pregnancy, as well as deliveries by cesarean section. Fetal rights advocates and some medical professionals have come to view the fetus as a “second patient” in these situations.
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