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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2021, Vol. 48 Issue (1): 1-4    DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2021.01.2305
Special Issue: Caesarean Section Today - “Caesarology in the 21st Century”
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Caesarean section between doctrine to heresis. Medicoethical and deontological view of caesarology: an opinion
Dubravko Habek1, *(), Matija Prka1, Anto Čartolovni2, 3, Anis Cerovac4, Domagoj Dokozić5
1University Departement of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Hospital, "Sveti Duh" Zagreb, Croatian Catholic University Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
2Digital Healthcare Ethics Laboratory (Digit-Heal), Croatian Catholic University Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
3Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, HU1 Hull, UK
4Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, General Hospital Tešanj, Tešanj, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Tuzla, 75000 Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
5General Hospital Požega, 34000 Požega, Croatia
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Increasing the incidence of caesarean section is not in line with professional and deontological guidelines. Elective cesarean section prevents primordial prevention of chronic cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, imunological, endocrinological morbidity by peripartal programming. Elective non-medical indicated caesarean section is not a procedure that respects deontological, clinical etics, scientific and professional principles. It is like an unacceptable surgery outside the scope of medical ethics. Clientelism in high-risk clinical obstetric medicine is not a professional and deontologically correct category: a physician should not be a provider on request of healthy pregnant women with the potential to have a medically incorrect procedure and complications associated with it and to put a healthy pregnant/maternity and child status in the patient's status. The financial, social, political and cultural components must not outweigh good clinical practice and the moral principles of medicine.
Key words:  Caesarean section      Elective caesarean section      Non-medical indicated caesarean section      Medical ethics      Clinical etics      Deontology     
Submitted:  23 September 2020      Revised:  28 October 2020      Accepted:  29 October 2020      Published:  15 February 2021     
*Corresponding Author(s):  Dubravko Habek     E-mail:

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Dubravko Habek, Matija Prka, Anto Čartolovni, Anis Cerovac, Domagoj Dokozić. Caesarean section between doctrine to heresis. Medicoethical and deontological view of caesarology: an opinion. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2021, 48(1): 1-4.

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