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Consentement éclairé et méthodes d'IVG : paroles de femmes

Abstract : Termination of pregnancy is a complex question of public health, which concerns personal, ethical, religious and political points of view. The 2001 law on termination and contraception recommends that the woman be associated as closely as possible in the choice of methods of abortion and anaesthesia. Thus we asked ourselves whether the information given to women undergoing a termination had been sufficient, according to the women themselves, to enable them to make a well-informed choice concerning the method of abortion and of anaesthesia. We carried out a qualitative study amongst women consisting of 38 semi-directive interviews, during post-termination consultations, in two orthogenetic centres in Paris. Our study shows that few women are guided according to the practices in different establishments. The patients then consider that the information given within the centre is sufficient to enable them to make a well-informed choice as to the method of terminating their pregnancy. On the other hand, they do not consider themselves sufficiently informed to make an independent decision as to the method of anaesthesia associated with the surgical technique. The informed consent of women to the carrying out of a given method of termination is not yet fully taken into account in the healthcare system, despite the teams in charge doing their very best to listen to and accompany each woman as is appropriate. The diversity of care available depending on the different centres requires that patients be informed beforehand on how a termination is carried out and choose their route in the care system according to the various practices, which is rarely the case.
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Laureline Bosser. Consentement éclairé et méthodes d'IVG : paroles de femmes. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2010. ⟨dumas-00565796⟩



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