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Cesarean section rate and pattern of indications in a tertiary care maternity hospital in Kashmir: A cross-sectional analytical study
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
WHO advises that lower segment cesarean section (LSCS) rates should not be more than 15%. A caesarean section (CS) is a life-saving surgical procedure when certain complications arise during pregnancy and labour. However, it is a major surgery and is associated with immediate maternal and peri-natal risks and may have implications for future pregnancies. Worldwide, CS rates increased up to 3 times in 14 years, from 6.7% in 1990 to 19.1% in 2014. Objectives: To determine the rate of LSCSdoi:10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i1a.04 fatcat:wbyrwwuaonamxm63amvr23cfdy