“In 2015, the latest year for which the Centers for Disease Control has data, the share of births by C-section was 32%. The World Health Organization has suggested that the rate should not be higher than 10% – 15%, while other experts have suggested it should not be higher than 19%. The last time the US’s rate was that low was during the 1970s.
“We are quite worried when the C-section rate goes above 30%, as it is in the United States,” said Dr Flavia Bustreo, the assistant director general for family, women’s and children’s health at the World Health Organization. “It becomes routine but it is still a major surgery. That carries a long-term effect on maternal health.”
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