Tra tutela della salute e rispetto dell’autonomia. La libertà di autodeterminazione femminile nella scelta della modalità del parto

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  • Francesca Poggi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15168/2284-4503-737

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Childbirth, medical ethics, informed consent, female autonomy, caesarean section

Abstract

The Italian law 219/2017 has established the priority of patient’s informed consent and of the connected principle of autonomy with regards to medical treatments. However, patient’s autonomy is not without exceptions: in particular, it does not apply to treatments contrary to professional ethics and good clinical-assistance practices. This essay aims to inquire the Italian legal regulation on the female choice among different types of childbirth and delivery methods. Two different cases are examined: the case in which the patient opts for a caesarean section in the absence of any medical indication, and the opposite case in which, instead, the patient opts for a vaginal delivery, even if there are medical indications that would advise against it. For each case I will reconstruct the current legal discipline and, then, I will make some critical considerations on it.

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2021-03-03

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Poggi F. Tra tutela della salute e rispetto dell’autonomia. La libertà di autodeterminazione femminile nella scelta della modalità del parto. BioLaw [Internet]. 3 marzo 2021 [citato 13 aprile 2024];(1):105-17. Available at: https://teseo.unitn.it/biolaw/article/view/1629

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