South Africa’s rate of Caesarean sections is more than seven times the World Health Organisation recommended average.
The reasons more moms are going under the knife during birth are complex and range from convenience to doctors’ fears over litigation. But a c-section isn’t always the right choice for mothers and babies.
If you’re expecting a baby and struggling to choose which birth option is best for you, we help you weigh up the pros and cons.
Caesarean vs vaginal birth: A mother's choice, not her doctor's
Caesarean section or vaginal birth, which is best for you?
More than 200 newly qualified doctors may be left with worthless degrees if provinces can't raise funds for internship positions
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Blood donations are scant in South Sudan as the process is frowned upon and treated with suspicion by locals.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.