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Are infertile patients at greater risk of cesarean delivery?

Are infertile patients at greater risk of cesarean delivery?
Over the last 30 years cesarean section delivery (CSD) rates have been steadily rising in the U.S., and around the globe. Current rates approximate 32% in the general population, and about 45% of infertile women who are treated with assisted reproductive technology (ART) are delivered by CSD. Why? Do clinicians have a lower threshold for delivering so-called precious in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancies by CSD electively? Are infertile patients inherently at higher risk for cesarean delivery than fertile couples? Could infertility treatments be associated with higher rates of CSD? Are there other factors to consider?
Source: fertstert.org

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