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Making sense of rising caesarean section rates: Reducing caesarean section rates should not be the primary objective

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1240
  1. Michael R Odent (, director
  1. Primal Health Research Centre, London NW3 2JR

    EDITOR—So long as the studies suggested by Anderson in his editorial on rising caesarean section rates take into account the sole conventional criteria,1 a caesarean section without procrastination will always seem the most advantageous attitude in well equipped obstetric units. But we as doctors must also think long term, given the wide …

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