The death of Helen Gurley Brown, long-time editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and advocate of women's sexual freedom, reminded me of these words, which I wrote in one of the first ever pages of my website.
While (in many countries) women now have greater freedom than ever before in terms of sex, their own bodies and their reproductive choices, until planned cesarean delivery is widely accepted as a legitimate birth plan, this journey will not be complete - as we discuss in Choosing Cesarean, A Natural Birth Plan.
And as Dr. W Benson Harer, Jr, a retired obstetrician and former president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, wrote after reading our book:
"A woman's right to choose how she will deliver her baby is the last bastion to overcome in women's long struggle to control their reproduction and sexuality—indeed, to control their lives. Choosing Cesarean is a powerful weapon to help women to finally win this battle."