Perspectives On Caesarean Section Of Urban Slums Essay

759 Words Mar 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Literature Review:
Perspectives on Caesarean Section in Urban Slums

Assignment # 3
Date: 13-03-2016

Ahmed Muttasim Billah
Email: muttasim.billah@brac.net

Perspectives on Caesarean Section in Urban Slums

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 3) demand countries “By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births” (The United Nations, 2015). Emergency obstetric care has important role to reduce maternal mortality. Caesarean section (CS) also known as C-section is the most crucial part of emergency obstetric care (Sarker et al., 2012). It is the procedure performed when normal vaginal delivery (NVD) might threaten the mother’s or baby’s life at risk. CS is the instrumental delivery through cut in the mother’s wall of abdomen and uterus to give birth a fetus (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [ACOG], 2010). However perception of CS among the community people especially in slum dwellers are need to know.
According to Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (2014), 23% of births were delivered by C-section. Urban women are double than rural women among them to deliver by C-section 38% and 18% correspondingly. This percentage of births delivered by CS has been increasing from 4% in 2004 to 23% in 2014. Whereas the ideal rate for caesarean sections should be vary between 10% or 15% (World Health Organization [WHO], 2015). So these caesarean delivery may increase the danger of medical complications along with the…

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