1 in 5 babies worldwide now born via caesarean

Caesareans growing at an 'alarming rate': Lancet report

More than one in five babies worldwide are now born via caesarean, with more than half of births delivered surgically in some countries, according to international researchers.

In a worldwide report on 169 nations, the average global caesarean rate has almost doubled from 12% in 2000 to 21% in 2015.