Call for probe over Europe C-section rates
Wide variations in the rate of caesarean sections carried out in Europe have raised concerns about whether women are benefiting from best practice.
A new study published by the journal BJOG has found around a quarter of births in the UK are by C-section, compared to a low of 14.8% in Iceland and a high of about 52% in Cyprus.
Authors of the study, led by academics at City University London, say it highlights a clear "lack of consensus about best practice" between countries of the EU, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland.
It urges further investigation, suggesting professionals'