‘Fashionable’ C-Section Deliveries Rising

Caesarean section scar
Caesarean section scar

The Minister of Health and Wellness is gravely concerned by the rate at which caesarean sections (C-sections) have become elective procedures based on convenience as opposed to medical necessity.

Dorcas Makgato said doctors, especially in private practice, tend to promote C-sections and the rates have become recklessly high.

Though Makgato did not provide current statistics of surgical births in the country, she said, “C-sections must be performed only when it is necessary, but they have now become elective and fashionable”. When asked where the worrying trend is rampant, Makgato said certainly not in public health facilities. Her concern is how C-sections have become an elective procedure based on convenience instead of medical reasons.

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