Medical Coercion During Pregnancy and Childbirth

*Cherie Correlli I. Introduction Maternity care is a distinctive medical setting in which there is a startling lack of informed-consent-based medical procedures.[1] Women’s reports of their care indicate that interventions are routinely performed without meaningful consent, violating their autonomy in medical decision-making.[2] These interventions may include medical inductions, medications, mobility-limiting fetal monitoring methods, episiotomies, andContinue reading “Medical Coercion During Pregnancy and Childbirth”