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Obstetrics and gynaecology

Fung Yee Chan and Jeremy J N Oats
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (1): 28.
Published online: 7 January 2001

The continuing rise in the mean age for childbearing has a widespread impact on the practice of obstetrics. It has been accompanied by an escalation in the rate of caesarean section to around 25% in many tertiary centres and into the 35%–45% range in private practice. The reasons are complex, but advancing maternal age, patient request and obstetric litigation are all factors.

  • Fung Yee Chan1
  • Jeremy J N Oats2

  • 1 Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mater Mothers Hospital, South Brisbane, QLD 4101.
  • 2 Royal Women's Hospital, Carlton, VIC 3053.

Correspondence: FCHAN@Mater.org.au

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