Why doctors give caesarean sections: Nearly 70 per cent choose the procedure out of fear of being sued, reveals study


Nearly 70 per cent of doctors who deliver babies by c-section may do so because they are afraid of being sued, a study has revealed.

A review of past studies gives and insight into the reasons why obstetricians perform caesarean sections, in which a baby is surgically cut out of a woman’s womb.

As well as fear of litigation, doctors have said they choose c-sections to avoid damage to the woman’s body or because there are not enough staff to allow a vaginal birth.

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