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Cesarean sections are the most common surgical procedure in the U.S. While medical research shows that unnecessary C-sections can cause a host of complications for mothers and babies, a new study concludes that while C-section rates are too high for some mothers, they are actually too low for mothers in the "high risk" category.
Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Columbia University's Bentley MacLeod about his research.
This segment aired on June 13, 2017.
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