Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology

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Editorial - Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology (2021) Volume 0, Issue 0

Incidence and risks of caesarean section in women aged ? 40 yrs

Caesarean section is a frequent type of delivery in Italy when complications show up and it’s frequent in women giving birth at higher age. This is not a risk-free procedure, both for the mother and the children, so it’s important to evaluate the incidence of its application. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the rates of childbirth in women over 40 years of age in Tuscany (Italy) outlining the indications for caesarean section in this parturient population. Methodology: 251,407 women who delivered in Tuscany from 2011 to 2019 using data of Birth Assistance Certificate linked with hospital discharge registry were observed. Caesarean section indications were reported as dismissal diagnoses. Logistic models (adjusted for parity, ART and BMI) were carried out for the maternal age risk factor.

Author(s): Monia Puglia

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