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    Why women consent to surgery, even when they don't want to: a qualitative study
    with M. Dixon-Woods, C. J. Jackson, A. Akkad, S. Kenyon, and M. Habiba
    Clinical Ethics 1 (3): 153-158. 2006.
    Although there has been critical analysis of how the informed consent process functions in relation to participation in research and particular ethical 'dilemmas', there has been little examination of consenting to more routine medical procedures. We report a qualitative study of 25 women who consented to surgery. Of these, nine were ambivalent or opposed to having an operation. When faced with a consent form, women's accounts suggest that they rarely do anything other than obey professionals' r…Read more