PRI Examines C-Section Birth Rate In Brazil
PRI: In Brazil, half of all mothers have c-sections — whether they want it or not
“Cesarean sections were intended as emergency surgery to get a baby out of a woman’s womb when complications arose during vaginal childbirth. But in some parts of the world, they are almost standard practice for childbirth. Take, for example, Brazil…” (Porzucki, 5/14).
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