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Reducing C-section Rates in China

April 2, 2015

China has one of the highest cesarean delivery rates in the world. Of 16 million babies born in 2010, approximately half were by cesarean. But C-sections are needed in only about 10% to 15% of deliveries, according to the World Health Organization. The high rate of C-sections in China has raised concerns on a number of fronts, as medically unnecessary C-sections pose more health risks for both mothers and babies.