Infrographic: The U. S. Maternal Health Care Crisis
Numbers You Need to Know
This fucking country.
The C-section rate, btw, should be under 5%. That would account for medically necessary C-sections, which are relatively rare. Instead, it is 32.9%.
This poster doesn’t mention that women with private insurance are much more likely to receive a C-section than women on Medicaid, because the pay-out is so much higher, and also that the rate of “emergency C-sections” spikes at 5pm and on holidays. And that people are routinely subjected to treatments like induction that dramatically raise the risk of C-section without being informed of the risks.