NAPW Executive Director to Speak at New York Academy of Medicine

May 23, 2006

On Wednesday, June 14, 2006, the New York Academy of Medicine invites you to attend: Seeking the Perfect Baby through Cesarean Delivery: What's at Stake? at The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York City. Participating on a panel with distinguished doctors and bioethicists, NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow will address the question "Do Women Lose Their Civil Rights Upon Becoming Pregnant?"


"This program will examine the expectations of women, physicians, and society about the goal of seeking the perfect baby through cesarean delivery. Throughout the life span of any individual the greatest risk for future morbidity and mortality occurs during the 24 hours that surround birth. Some have advocated cesarean delivery when a fetus is in distress in the interests of the future child, regardless of the consent of the pregnant woman. Some have advocated cesarean delivery for a healthy fetus upon maternal request regardless of fetal condition or medical recommendation. Whatís at stake as we seek to create the perfect child through cesarean delivery? Is it a womanís choice? Is it the physicianís decision? What are the legal precedents and the ethical concerns? What ought society do in these situations?"

We hope you will join us. For more information, and details about how to register download:

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