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Childfree and Sterilised: Women's Decision and Medical Responses

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7231.387/a (Published 05 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:387
  1. Wendy Savage, senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Medical Schools of St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals

    Annily Campbell


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    Cassell, £14.99, pp 256

    ISBN 0 304 33747 1

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    The need for informed consent and involving patients in decisions about their care have become features of health care in this decade, outlined by the General Medical Council in Good Medical Practice and, more recently, in their guidance on consent. As someone who has upheld the rights of women to choose to have an abortion or how to give birth naturally, I am uneasy about the current trend of viewing medicine as another form of consumerism. Shopping around for a doctor who will do what the …

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