WHO campaigns for reduction in induced labour

doctor checking pregnant woman

The number of women in Latin America who choose to have their babies induced is on the increase, a trend which the World Health Organisation (WHO) is trying to reverse.

It says around 5% of all low risk pregnancies have the labour induced without medical justification which  can often lead to post-natal complications.

It recently reviewed the births of children to 37,000 women in eight Latin American countries.

Daniel Dickinson spoke to Dr Joao Paulo de Souza from WHO's Department of Reproductive Health and Research about the findings.

Duration: 3'04"

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