Syrian crisis forces women to opt for "preventive" caesarean sections: UNFPA

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Mother and her baby, at UNFPA/JHAS Clinic/Za’atari Camp
Photographer: Ra’ed Addayleh

As the crisis continues in Syria, hundreds of thousands of women there are awaiting one of the most defining moments of their lives: giving birth.

But the ongoing violence and instability means that anywhere from 35 to 65 per cent of mothers-to-be in some areas are opting to deliver their babies by caesarean section, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

Dianne Penn has the story.

Duration: 1’51″

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