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《Reproduction and Contraception》 2003-06
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Tendency and Countermeasure of the Cesarean Delivery Rate in the City of Tongxiang

Xiao-bao ZHU, Xiao-qing LI (The Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics , Tongxiang First People's Hospital, Tongxiang, 314500)  
Objective: To analyse the cause of increaseing cesarean delivery rate in the last few years and to provide some countermeasures against it. Methods;A retrospective analysis, based on the obstetrics and gynecology case histories of women who visited seven hospitals/clinics in the past twenty years in Tongxiang, was conducted. Results : (1) The average rate of cesarean delivery has been increasing by 5% per year in last decade. (2) The rate of cesarean delivery increased faster in hospitals with 30-50 sickbeds. (3) Cesarean delivery has gradually taken place of some other childbirthing methods, such as Barton's forceps, negative pressure aspiration, and traction of buttocks , and is becoming an important counter-mesure against hypertension complicated with toxemia of pregnancy. (4) Social factors affected the rate of cesarean delivery. Conclusion: The rise of the cesarean delivery rate is no longer only a medical problem, it more and more reflects the influence of complicated social factors. So we will need to take some comprehensive countermeasures to keep it under control and gradually reduce it.
【CateGory Index】: R719.8
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