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Caesarean section is 50 times more lethal to African women


African women die more often after the cesarean section than women in rich countries.Image Copiright
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Women in Africa are 50 times more likely to die after a cesarean section than those in rich countries.

According to the results of the study, nearly one in 200 women died after the Caesarean section in Africa.

African women die more often than those in rich countries after the Caesarean section.

According to this study published in the medical journal Lancet, African women have almost three times more complications during this operation than American women.

Severe bleeding, during or after surgery, is most common among African women.

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And three quarters of imperial cuts were done urgently. Many of these mothers come to surgery with a preoperative risk that is already high due to complications related to pregnancy.

According to this study, Caesarean section is the most commonly used surgery, accounting for one-third of all operations in Africa.

"Improving access to surgery – and the safety of this procedure – could enable patients to come early and avoid complications and deaths," says Bruce Biccard, University of Cape Town (South Africa). ), who led the studio.

Only 10% to 15% of Caesarean section is needed for medical purposes.

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In the world each year, 2.6 million babies die, especially in Africa.
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