FIGO position paper: how to stop the caesarean section epidemic

William Stones

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Worldwide there is an alarming increase in caesarean section (CS) rates. The medical profession on its own cannot reverse this trend. Joint actions with governmental bodies, the health-care insurance industry, and women's groups are urgently needed to stop unnecessary CSs and enable women and families to be confident of receiving the most appropriate obstetric care for their individual circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number10155
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2018


  • caesarean sections
  • obstetric care


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