Obstetric Surgery

Authors: Clark T. Johnson, Richard M. K. Adanu, Timothy R. B. Johnson


The majority of maternal morbidity and mortality is ultimately preventable. Worldwide, 99 percent of maternal mortality occurs in developing countries (WHO 2012). It is in these areas where an absence of access to fundamental obstetric care perpetuates unnecessary maternal death and morbidity. Access to safe obstetric surgery and childbirth (including cesarean delivery), in addition to being a fundamental reproductive right, has the potential to significantly improve the tragedy of preventable maternal morbidity and mortality that occurs on a daily basis worldwide.



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