Cesarean Section Births in Brazil

Updated Mon, Nov 21, 2011 9:44 am
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Sun, Dec 4, 2011

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Jill Klimpel and Jackie Wolf
Jackie Wolf talks with Jill Klimpel

Jackie Wolf speaks with recent OU graduate Jill Klimpel about her research on the high rate of cesarean births in Brazil.

Brazil currently has the highest C-section rate in the world, with cesareans making up 80% to 90% of births in private hospitals, with some hospitals at a 99% rate.