Challenges in obtaining consent for caesarean delivery in minors in South Africa

Challenges in obtaining consent for caesarean delivery in minors in South Africa
N C Ngene, T Bodiba
South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, June 2020; 26(1)
Open Access
Abstract
A 16-year-old primigravida at term developed fetal compromise in the second stage of labour and had a delayed caesarean delivery (CD) because she declined the procedure after the medical manager had consented on her behalf following the unavailability of her parents. The baby that was delivered suffered neonatal encephalopathy. This report provides a recommendation on how to improve the process of obtaining consent for CD in minors in South Africa.

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