Tokophobia Tokophobia: A Profound Dread and Avoidance of Childbirth (When Pathological Fear Effects the Consultation)



Pregnant Woman Childhood Sexual Abuse Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Obstetric Care Elective Cesarean Section 
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