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While the message is welcome, the headline is not entirely accurate and does not represent the concern of many pregnant women and obstetricians. The current risk of caesarean section is approximately 25% so induction of labour, according to the metanalysis study, should reduce this to 13%. No what it is actually saying is that the risk of caesarean section is reduced from 25% to 22%. OK this is for women who have experienced labour and does not include those who had an elective caesarean section so the reduction in the number of caesareans is even smaller.