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Perceptions in Reproductive Medicine

Catastrophic Rate of Caesarean Section in Iranian Midwives

Submission: October 23, 2017; Published: November 13, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/PRM.2017.01.000507

ISSN: 2640-9666
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In the last century, Caesarean section has played an important role in reducing maternal and fetal mortality. But a worrying issue in modern midwifery is the high rate of cesarean section. According to the World Health Organization, the expected cesarean rate in different countries of the world should be 10 to15% of births. But unfortunately, the statistics published in most parts of the world, especially in Iran, differ from this ratio and are much higher. In recent decades, it seems that there is a general tendency for cesarean section among both health care givers and providers.

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