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Spanish doctors criticised for high tech births

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7170.1406b (Published 21 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1406
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    Spanish obstetricians are facing criticism for ignoring World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on the care of women in labour. Most of the nearly 350000 women who have babies every year in Spain's public and private hospitals undergo routine procedures that the WHO considers justifiable only in certain circumstances. The high rate of caesarean sections and the failure to allow women to …

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