Decision aids for women with a previous caesarean section

Jeremy A. Lauer, Ana P. Betrán

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Abstract

Rates of caesarean section are a cause of concern worldwide, although the problems vary according to the setting. In many poor countries, mostly in Africa, where average rates are 2%, caesarean section is underused because of lack of facilities and trained personnel.1 In other developing countries such as ones in Latin America and eastern Asia, incidence is 30% of all births or higher, even though large sections of the population lack access to basic obstetric care, while in developed countries it has steadily risen to about 20–25%.1 Despite such big differences between countries, the modifiable causes of rising caesarean section rates and what to do about them are unclear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1281-1282
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Volume334
Issue number7607
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2007

Keywords

  • caesarean section
  • decision aids
  • multiple caesareans
  • vbac

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