Tuesday, January 12, 2010

C-Section Rates at ‘"Epidemic" Levels

The current trend of "unnecessary surgeries is jeopardizing women’s health," the U.N. World Health Organization warned in a report published in the medical journal The Lancet.

"Unnecessary C-sections are costlier than natural births and raise the risk of complications for the mother, said the report surveying nine Asian nations. It noted C-sections have reached “epidemic proportions” in many countries worldwide."

Read the full Associated Press story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34826186/ns/health-pregnancy/

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