You wouldn’t want to mention, gosh, I dunno, talking to women about how their bodies work? Educating the community at large about childbirth? Supporting women so they’re able to birth with fewer risks?

Nah. Just cut em open and tell everyone it’s coz they asked.

If I had a random fear of my appendix bursting, but no medical reason to think that was likely, I don’t think I’d find a surgeon who’d remove it for me.

The full report by the National Institute of Health and Welfare is available in pdf for free. Recommended reading.

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