SA’s Alarmingly High Rates of C – Sections


[Picture: Samrith Nalumpoon]

There has been a noticeable surge in the amount of Caesarean Section births.

Last year, 75% of births in South Africa’s hospitals were done via C-section. But according to the World Health Organisation, this number should only be between 10% and 15% of all births in a country. So, why is there so many C-section births and what are the dangers?

Guest: Professor Priya Soma-Pillay, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Pretoria


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