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C-section births doubled globally since 2000: Lancet


16 December 2018 12:19

Nairobi, Oct 12 (IANS) The number of babies born through caesarean section (C-section) nearly doubled from 12 per cent to 21 per cent of all births between 2000 and 2015, worldwide, according to research published in The Lancet, that shed light on a huge gap in childbirth care between rich and poor mothers. While C-section is a life-saving intervention for women and newborns, it is not without risk for mother and child, and is also associated with complications in future births. It is estimated that 10-15 per cent of births medically require surgery due to complications such as bleeding, foetal distress, hypertensive disease..
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