10 months Doctors warn of global C-section ‘epidemic’ MB |LS
By Agence France-Presse Worldwide Caesarean section use has nearly doubled in two decades and has reached “epidemic” proportions in some countries, doctors warned Friday, highlighting a huge gap in childbirth care between rich and poor mothers. Doctors are often tempted to organize C-sections to ease the flow of patients through a maternity clinic (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN) They said millions of women each year may be putting themselves and their babies at unnecessary risk by undergoing C-sections at rates “that have virtually nothing to do with evidence-based medicine”. In 2015, the most recent year for which complete data is available, ... more