Quote of the Day: We Are Not Martyrs

Enrico Zupi, OB/GYN and threat to maternal health in Rome, came under fire for sectioning 90 percent of the women in his “care.” Zupi attempts to explain his aggressive treatment of women by calling it “defensive medicine.”

 

“We shouldn’t be blamed. Our approach must be understood. We doctors are often sued for events and complications that cannot be classified as malpractice. So we turn to defensive medicine. We will keep acting this way as long as medical mistakes are not depenalized. We are not martyrs. So if a pregnant woman is facing an even minimum risk, we suggest her to [get a c-section]”

 

From the Wikipedia entry on Cesareans

 

 

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