Denmark has the Highest Rate of Caesarian Births in Scandinavia

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that almost one in five babies born in Denmark is delivered via Caesarian.

Denmark has the Highest Rate of Caesarian Births in Scandinavia. Norway and Sweden have slightly lower C-section birth rates.

Head of the midwife association in Denmark (Jordmoderforeningen), Lillian Bondo, regrets that Denmark is in first place, as there has been a myth that Caedarian births are less dangerous than natural births, which is not correct.

The opposite is in fact true, since C-section heighten the chances of the child developing obesity, diabetes, allergies and other health issues.

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Still Denmark performs much better than other nations in Europe, with particular high rates in southern Europe. In Cyprus the rate is a staggering 52 percent.

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