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According to doctors, C-section deliveries need to be done judiciously as it poses risks associated with anaesthesia and surgery-related infections, as with any other procedure.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

C-sections double in 10 years in India; fear of pain, age of mothers reasons

By Aayushi Pratap | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 05:30 PM IST
Nearly 17% women in 2015-2016 underwent a C-section, compared to the 9% in 2005-2006, the study by the Mumbai-based International Institute of Population Sciences found. This rise includes both first-time mothers and those opting for a C-section for subsequent deliveries.
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