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Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000

15:06 EDT 11 Oct 2018 | Science Daily

Globally, the number of babies born through caesarean section (C-section) almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 -- from 12% to 21% of all births. While the life-saving surgery is still unavailable for many women and children in low-income countries and regions, the procedure is overused in many middle- and high-income settings.

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