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[Correspondence] Global epidemiology of use of and disparities in caesarean sections

06 Jul 2019

Ties Boerma and colleagues1 give an excellent review of the global increase in caesarean section (CS) use, and identify two key factors driving increases in CS use that relate poorly to medical need: a shift to more births occurring in health facilities, and increasing provision of CS in such facilities. In a related paper in the same Series, Ana Betrán and colleagues2 identify several additional predictors of unnecessary CS use, encompassing behavioural, psychosocial, health system, and financial factors.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet