The elective cesarean debate continues

Cara over at Curvature has a good post about an article which blames women’s vanity for the rate of elective cesareans. It’s an article from an Australian newspaper, but Cara brings up some good points, particularly that the idea that tons of women are running out and planning c-sections is false. While a small number of women are choosing (independently of their doctors recommendations) to plan c-sections, the majority of them are being encouraged to have c-sections (planned or unplanned) by their doctors. The jump in US c-section rates (almost 30% now) is not due to women’s choices, but to doctors decisions.

Check out Cara for more.


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