|September 2006 · Vol. 18, No. 9
COMMENT & CONTROVERSY
Is “rational” cesarean a misnomer?
“Is patient-choice primary cesarean rational?” by Geeta Sharma, MD (May)
Let me get this concept of “rational” straight. A woman can choose a surgical procedure to terminate the life of her fetus, and this is considered rational by ACOG, the Supreme Court, and many Americans. When another woman chooses a surgical procedure to lessen the risk of mortality to her fetus during delivery, we need a national conference to decide if her decision is rational.