The Irish Times writes: The number of Irish babies born by Caesarean section has increased almost five-fold since the early 1980s and by half since 2000, according to a study published in The Lancet. The rise in C-section births is in line with trends globally, where the number of babies born through this intervention almost doubled between 2000 and 2015. C-sections accounted for 30.1 per cent of all births in Ireland in 2015, and 21 per cent of births globally in the same year, according to the study.
- The Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/number-of-irish-caesarean-births-up-50-since-2000-1.3660456
- Optimising caesarean section use. The Lancet. October 12, 2018