born in brazil
Subjects: Documentary, Health and Wellness, Gender Studies
In private hospitals in Brazil the cesarean rate averages 70%, even though research shows the majority of women prefer natural birth. Doctors attribute the high cesarean rate to patient demand, when in fact cesareans are more convenient and lucrative for doctors. Touching and humorous accounts of childbirth from women and their doctors reveal the pressures that stimulate the gross overuse of cesareans in Brazil.
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