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Choisir la césarienne : une pratique où convergent habitus de classe et intérêts médicaux

Maud Gelly 1 Paula Cristofalo 2, 3 Clélia Gasquet-Blanchard 3 
1 CSU - Cultures et sociétés urbaines
CRESPPA - Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris
2 EA MOS - EA Management des Organisations de Santé
EHESP - École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique [EHESP] : EA 7348 MOS , PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité
Abstract : With the relevance of birth-related practices coming under increasing scrutiny, we analyse the choice of a caesarean as a result of class relationships and the medical offering. Through a qualitative survey in a type-one private maternity ward for affluent clients practicing a high rate of caesarean births, this article explores occupational and class-related approaches that serve to assess caesarean supply and demand. It analysis the social conditions behind the possibility of a preference for caesarean births, on the part of women and obstetricians alike, and examines the procedures used by women when choosing a caesarean and the procedures of legitimisation used by obstetricians when caesareans are practiced outside of the criteria established by national medical recommendations.
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Maud Gelly, Paula Cristofalo, Clélia Gasquet-Blanchard. Choisir la césarienne : une pratique où convergent habitus de classe et intérêts médicaux. Revue française des affaires sociales, La documentation française, 2019, 1 (3), pp.71. ⟨10.3917/rfas.193.0071⟩. ⟨hal-02456771⟩



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