C-sections on rise, more likely in private hospitals: IIT Madras study

In Chhattisgarh, women had a 10-times higher chance of a C-section in a private hospital, while in TN, they had a three-times higher chance.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 02, 2024 | 1:15 PMUpdatedApr 02, 2024 | 1:15 PM

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An IIT Madras study reveals a substantial rise in C-section deliveries despite decrease in pregnancy complications. The findings were published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. The study says prevalence of C-sections across India increased from 17.2 percent to 21.5 percent between 2016 and 2021. It shows 28 of 36 states and UTs exceeded WHO’s C-section 15 per cent upper limit.

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