Caesarean section without medical indications is associated with an increased risk of adverse short-term maternal outcomes: the 2004-2008 WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health

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BACKGROUND There is worldwide debate about the appropriateness of caesarean sections performed without medical indications. In this analysis, we aim to further investigate the relationship between caesarean section without medical indication and severe maternal outcomes. METHODS This is a multicountry, facility-based survey that used a stratified… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-8-71

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@inproceedings{Souza2010CaesareanSW, title={Caesarean section without medical indications is associated with an increased risk of adverse short-term maternal outcomes: the 2004-2008 WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health}, author={Joao Paulo Souza and Ahmet Metin G{\"u}lmezoglu and Pisake Lumbiganon and Malinee Laopaiboon and Guillermo Carroli and Bukola Fawole and Pang Ruyan}, booktitle={BMC medicine}, year={2010} }