NIH State-of-the-Science Conference
Cesarean Delivery on
March 27–29, 2006
Final Statement | PDF
Program & Abstracts (PDF)
Archived Videocast Day 1 | 2 | 3
Planning Committee | Panel
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The State-of-the-Science panel assessed the evidence on the following conference questions:
- What is the trend and incidence of cesarean delivery over time in the United States and other countries (when possible, separate by intent)?
- What are the short-term (under 1 year) and long-term benefits and harms to mother and baby associated with cesarean delivery by request versus attempted vaginal delivery?
- What factors influence benefits and harms?
- What future research directions need to be considered to get evidence for making appropriate decisions regarding cesarean delivery on request or attempted vaginal delivery?
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