Clinical obstetrics and gynaecology

“Pelvic Scoring for Elective Induction” (1964), by Edward Bishop

“Pelvic Scoring for Elective Induction” (1964), by Edward Bishop

In the 1964 article "Pelvic Scoring for Elective Induction," obstetrician Edward Bishop describes his method to determine whether a doctor should induce labor, or artificially start the birthing process, in a pregnant woman. Aside from medical emergencies, a woman can elect to induce labor to choose when she gives birth and have a shorter than normal labor.

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