What do popular Spanish women's magazines say about caesarean section? A 21-year survey

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dc.contributor.author Torloni, Maria Regina [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Campos Mansilla, B.
dc.contributor.author Merialdi, M.
dc.contributor.author Betran, A. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T14:35:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T14:35:29Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.12513
dc.identifier.citation Bjog-an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 121, n. 5, p. 548-555, 2014.
dc.identifier.issn 1470-0328
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/37575
dc.description.abstract ObjectivesCaesarean section (CS) rates are increasing worldwide and maternal request is cited as one of the main reasons for this trend. Women's preferences for route of delivery are influenced by popular media, including magazines. We assessed the information on CS presented in Spanish women's magazines.DesignSystematic review.SettingWomen's magazines printed from 1989 to 2009 with the largest national distribution.SampleArticles with any information on CS.MethodsArticles were selected, read and abstracted in duplicate. Sources of information, scientific accuracy, comprehensiveness and women's testimonials were objectively extracted using a content analysis form designed for this study.Main outcome measuresAccuracy, comprehensiveness and sources of information.ResultsMost (67%) of the 1223 selected articles presented exclusively personal opinion/birth stories, 12% reported the potential benefits of CS, 26% mentioned the short-term and 10% mentioned the long-term maternal risks, and 6% highlighted the perinatal risks of CS. the most frequent short-term risks were the increased time for maternal recovery (n=86), frustration/feelings of failure (n=83) and increased post-surgical pain (n=71). the most frequently cited long-term risks were uterine rupture (n=57) and the need for another CS in any subsequent pregnancy (n=42). Less than 5% of the selected articles reported that CS could increase the risks of infection (n=53), haemorrhage (n=31) or placenta praevia/accreta in future pregnancies (n=6). the sources of information were not reported by 68% of the articles.ConclusionsThe portrayal of CS in Spanish women's magazines is not sufficiently comprehensive and does not provide adequate important information to help the readership to understand the real benefits and risks of this route of delivery. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Reproductive Health of the World Health Organization
dc.format.extent 548-555
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartof Bjog-an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject Caesarean section en
dc.subject medicine in literature en
dc.subject periodicals as topic en
dc.subject pregnancy en
dc.subject Spain en
dc.title What do popular Spanish women's magazines say about caesarean section? A 21-year survey en
dc.type Resenha
dc.rights.license http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406071.html
dc.contributor.institution Brazilian Cochrane Ctr
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Federac Mujeres Jovenes
dc.contributor.institution WHO
dc.description.affiliation Brazilian Cochrane Ctr, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Internal Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Federac Mujeres Jovenes, Madrid, Spain
dc.description.affiliation WHO, Dept Reprod Hlth & Res, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Internal Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.file WOS000334331200005.pdf
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/1471-0528.12513
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000334331200005


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