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A new baby is born during a cesarean section operation in Manila, Philippines. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
A new baby is born during a cesarean section operation in Manila, Philippines. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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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