Tag: iatrogenesis

Fear of childbirth, or fear of medicalisation?

A pregnant women just asked me a really good question, to which I didn’t know the answer. “What’s it called when you’re fearful of medicalisation?” I paused for a moment. The first word that came to mind was iatrophobia, but…

Can balloon catheters cause cord prolapse?

I’m always a bit wary of the shortness of many modern forms of media, and this includes blog and facebook posts, because it’s all too easy to post something which doesn’t say enough about the context of the information presented,…