Author(s): Ryszard Por?ba
The modern-day Caesarian Section has substituted many procedures of classical obstetrics. Each year, the number of the performed caesarian sections increases. Evermore frequently it is performed without medical indications, as a result, in light of medical knowledge and experience, becoming an unnecessary obstetric surgical procedure. The increasing number of caesarian sections forces a more thorough recognition of the benefits as well as the negative consequences of a surgical termination of pregnancy. This work presents both the benefits as well as the risks that may be associated with a caesarian section. Also presented is the ethical and legal aspect of performing a caesarian section without medical indications.