The association of fetal sex with the rate of cesarean section.

  title={The association of fetal sex with the rate of cesarean section.},
  author={Ellice S Lieberman and Janet M. Lang and Amy P Cohen and Fredric D Frigoletto and David Acker and R V Raghavendra Rao},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={176 3},
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate the rate of cesarean deliveries according to fetal sex. STUDY DESIGN We evaluated method of delivery, indication for cesarean section, and infant outcome according to fetal sex in 2439 low-risk nulliparous women in spontaneous labor. Crude odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated. Confounding was controlled with use of logistic regression. RESULTS The overall cesarean section rate was 13.2% among 1246 women carrying male fetuses compared… CONTINUE READING

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