n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Elective caesarean section on request - the scientific evidence is lacking : review article
|Article Title||Elective caesarean section on request - the scientific evidence is lacking : review article|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum|
|Publication Date||Feb 2005|
|Pages||6 - 11|
Extracted from text ... REVIEW Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - 6 Elective caesarean section on request - the scientific evidence is lacking Caesarean section is a vital tool in modern obstetrics. It can be a life-saving procedure when performed for indications such as placenta praevia, abruptio placentae, fetal distress or transverse lie. However, these are relatively rare complications of pregnancy and the WHO previously stated that there were no added advantages if the caesarean section rate increased above 10% in low risk populations and 15% in high risk populations. 1 Although these recommendations were based on the caesarean section rates in countries ..
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