Journal of Womens Health, Issues and CareISSN: 2325-9795

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Commentary, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 5 Issue: 2

Caesarean Section Epidemic: A Cause for Concern

Haresh U. Doshi*
Professor & Chief of Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gujarat Cancer Society Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, India
Corresponding author : Haresh U. Doshi
Professor & Chief of Unit of Obst-Gynec, Gujarat Cancer Society Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Opp. DRM office, Nr Chamunda bridge, Naroda road, Ahmedabad – 380025, India
Tel: 079-66048000
Received: December 12, 2015 Accepted: March 03, 2016 Published: March 07, 2016
Citation: Doshi HU(2016) Caesarean Section Epidemic: A Cause for Concern. J Womens Health, Issues Care 5:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000222


Increased safety of caesarean section operation has led to increase in the incidence to an alarming level. Currently it is the most common surgery performed in females worldwide. It is reported to > 30 % in some of the cities in India. WHO had issued statement that 10-15 % rate of caesarean section is medically justified. Although safe, caesarean section is not as safe as vaginal delivery. The mortality and morbidity of caesarean section is quite high as compared to vaginal delivery. Caesarean sections on demand, done for convenience or for commercial reasons are unjustified. Changing the attitude of both patients as well as doctors will only help in controlling this epidemic which is highly and urgently needed.

Keywords: Caesarean section; Rising rate; VBAC

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