American Sociological Association

Forced and Coerced Cesarean Sections in the United States

The rise of the c-section is tied not to maternal or fetal outcomes, but to organizational and legal imperatives. To those ends, a woman’s rights to bodily integrity and decision-making–even the right to refuse surgery–are frequently challenged in childbirth.

Authors

Theresa Morris and Joan Robinson

Journal

Volume

16

Issue

2

Starting Page

24

Ending Page

29