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One third of caesareans could be avoided

11 Aug 2014 | By INSERM (Newsroom) | France

For 40 years, the practice of caesarean section has become increasingly common all over the world. It is also associated with a higher risk of infectious complications for both the mother and child.

In an article published in the specialist journal ACTA, Benedicte Coulme and Beatrice Blondel, who are researchers at Inserm in Unit 1153: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, have reported the results of a study conducted on a sample of approximately 15,000 women over a period of four years.

Their objective was to classify the caesareans observed into two categories: those which could have been avoided and those which were considered to be inevitable.

According to the results obtained, 28% of the caesareans performed in France could have been avoided.

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Researcher Contact

Bénédicte Coulm  Inserm UMR 1153,  Research Team in Obstetric, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology(EPOPé)

Téléphone : +33 (0)1 71 72 29 87
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Camille Le Ray
  Inserm UMR 1153,  Research Team in Obstetric, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology (EPOPé)

Téléphone : +33 (0)1 42 34 55 80
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