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Making sense of rising caesarean section rates: Caesarean section on demand is obstetric dilemma

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1240
  1. Venu Jain (, clinical lecturer
  1. Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, Imperial College London, London W12 0NN

    EDITOR—Anderson's editorial on rising caesarean section rates highlights an important medical and ethical dilemma in current obstetric practice—the relevance of patients' choice in deciding the mode of delivery.1 Anderson points out the lack of clear evidence supporting caesarean section as a safer option in terms of immediate and long term pregnancy outcomes.

    Clarification of this …

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