Have you heard of birth rape? It's the basic idea that the mother's wishes weren't respected during delivery of her child. Read the link and answer this question. Have we gone too far in describing this as rape or is it spot on?
Malpractice certainly not Rape.
I think calling it rape is completely insane. However there are lots of cases where women are induced or c-sectioned purely for the convenience of the doctor. Sure birth plans don't always go as expected but sometimes it's the doctor to blame.
I'm just an insensitive male but I call what was described malpractice not rape. To me for this to be rape requires a sexual purpose.
I agree. It's disgusting and unjust, but rape is the wrong word.
It's hard to take these things seriously. Give me a break, that is not rape!
I'm with those who would call it malpractice at the worst. "Rape" implies malicious intent.
What's more, from what I read, these women may have a propensity towards being over dramatic and overestimating their own medical expertise.
News flash: childbirth hurts. And yeah sometimes shit goes wrong, and there ARE bad doctors, but if you scream rape because you were hurting during labor, no one's going to take you seriously.
Malpractice is not rape. Reprehensible, arrogant, ugly, & harmful, but not rape...
A little too far. A smart and caring physician would make sure the woman would be aware of the possible entanglements in writing and get the signature for protection.
Not rape, but certainly medical misconduct or malpractice or something like it, especially when it's against the mother's wishes and neither the health of the baby or mother is in danger.
These people are going to ruin OBGYN as a profession. What happens when a baby is born breach or some other complication that requires intervention? Let her die along with the baby I guess.....
The experiences that were in the article, I would define as rape or some type of medical misconduct. However, sometimes health care workers have to do things you may not agree with at the time to save your life. I would like to hear from these
Women's doctors to hear what their side of the story is. I feel like that could clarify a lot of this.
I don't know what I would call it, but the experiences I read in that article were definitely a violation.
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Nema be nice. We know you guys don't agree on the subject but I don't see a need to go looking for a fight.
Nemacyst I don't know what your beef is, but from my point of view YOU seem to be the one brining it up. Pot I'd like to introduce you to kettle...
That may be true, I haven't seen any of those exchanges, but you are clearly instigating.