77% of medical-aid babies are now born via c-section in SA

ALMOST 77% of babies covered by South African medical schemes are delivered by caesarean section – among the highest rates in the world, a new study by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has found. According to the World Health Organisation, c-sections should only represent 10% to 15% of births. In South African state hospitals, the c-section was only around 26% in 2016. Read: The C-section rate among Discovery members is now up to three times higher than at American celebrity hospitals – here’s why The CMS now wants urgent…

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