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Caesarean Section, Rates of

A caesarean section, also known as a c-section, is considered a major surgery. It is an abdominal surgery used to deliver an infant through an incision in both a birthing woman's abdomen and uterus. This procedure is currently being used at a high rate during the childbirth process and is therefore a relevant issue for women today. There has been a recent increase in the rate of caesarean sections and several possible explanations exist for this increase. The procedure also has multiple effects upon women.

While caesarean rates fell between 1989 and 1996, they have increased dramatically in the United States within the last 10 years, with an increase of over 50 percent. Currently, between one in four and one in three childbirths in the United ...

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