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    Jun 15

    Childbirth Connection answers question of why cesarean rate keeps going up

    Henci Goer

    Below is the e-mail that was sent to me. As usual, Childbirth Connection has done a magnificent job of distilling a simple, clear, persuasive, nonconfrontational response to a complex, controversial question.

    -- Henci


    Dear Friends,

    A new web page on the Childbirth Connection website answers the question: Why does the national U.S. cesarean section rate keep going up? The page dispels two myths that continue to arise and identifies interrelated factors that are leading to record-level cesarean rates year after year. Please see

    The page is available as a PDF handout for journalists, policy makers, students and others (first document in Quick Links box).

    Best wishes,

    Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH
    Director of Programs

    Childbirth Connection
    281 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10010
    T  212-777-5000, x5
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    Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association. Our mission is to improve the quality of maternity care through research, education, advocacy and policy. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care for all women and their families.



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    Henci Goer[Organization Members] @ Sep 22, 2012 - 09:01 AM (America/Pacific)

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