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Deliver Unto Caesar: A Surgical Epidemic

Caesarian births are escalating everwhere, in industrialized and developing countries alike. WHO recommended that rates should not exceed 10-15%, but in the USA one in three births involve C-section and rates are even higher in some other countries. Yet the procedure has substantial risks for mothers and infants. Are we moving toward a world of mandatory C-sections? Read More

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Robert Martin, Ph.D., is the A. Watson Armour III Curator of Biological Anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago.

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