Lancet: Stemming the global caesarean section epidemic (2)

13 October, 2018

A Comment from the President of the Internationa Confederation of Midwives and colleagues concludes:

'Funding to further explore the perspectives of women concerning their expectations and experiences of vaginal birth and caesarean section, the culture of practice that drives physicians to perform unnecessary caesarean sections, and the systems that support or hinder the decision process will be crucial to develop health systems that balance the benefits of optimal use of caesarean section against the consequences of medically unnecessary major surgery.'

CITATION: Appropriate use of caesarean section globally requires a different approach

Lancet 2018

Ingela Wiklund, Mauakowa Malata, Ngai Fen Cheung, Franka Cadée.


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