Saturday, March 27, 2010

62% cesarean rate in private Hong Kong hospitals

An article in the Gulf Times on the 22nd March reported that while 40% of women in Hong Kong give birth by cesarean, in private hospitals, the rate is 62%.

It reports that Hong Kong women opt for cesarean births "because of convenience, fear of pain and the desire to give birth on an “auspicious” date".

You might want to listen to a recent radio programme from Beijing that I was invited to speak on, which discusses China's high cesarean rate.

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