I consider this to be medical practice, not the body. My girlfriend wanted to give birth at home here in Vienna to avoid all of the clinical procedures that are forced upon women in hospitals. We had to go to hospital because the baby was "too big". The hospital staff did nothing to assist a natural birth and gave us no information before just doing their clinical procedures. Through the withholding of information and passiveness and unwillingness to support a natural birth, the hospital succeeded in forcing a cesarian. As we later discovered from an experienced , a natural birth would most likely have been possible with some exercises during labour and crouching instead of lying. The medical profession makes itself more and more important by withholding information, taking the decision making power away from the patient and forcing a much more clinical event than a natural event.