OJOG  Vol.5 No.8 , August 2015
High Cesarean Section Rates in Latin America, a Reflection of a Different Approach to Labor?
ABSTRACT
Increasing rates of cesarean section, as high as 50% in some countries in Latin America, compared with the US and the rest of the world, demand a closer analysis of its causes and implications. The significant morbidity for both mother and baby associated with cesarean section requires immediate action from national and international societies to confront the situation with specific solutions, including patient education. We recommend a consensus meeting of Latin American ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) section members to address the issue and to consider adopting guidelines based on evidence and reflecting the realities of the countries involved.

Cite this paper
Guzman, E. , Ludmir, J. and DeFrancesco, M. (2015) High Cesarean Section Rates in Latin America, a Reflection of a Different Approach to Labor?. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5, 433-435. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2015.58062.
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