Journal article

Prevalence of and reasons for women's, family members', and health professionals' preferences for cesarean section in Iran: a mixed-methods systematic review

Mahboubeh Shirzad, Elham Shakibazadeh, Khadijeh Hajimiri, Ana Pilar Betran, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Meghan A Bohren, Newton Opiyo, Qian Long, Carol Kingdon, Mercedes Colomar, Mehrandokht Abedini

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cesarean section (CS) rates have been increasing globally. Iran has one of the highest CS rates in the world (47.9%). This review was conducted to assess the prevalence of and reasons for women's, family members', and health professionals' preferences for CS in Iran. METHODS AND FINDINGS: In this mixed-methods systematic review, we searched MEDLINE/PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, POPLINE, PsycINFO, Global Health Library, Google scholar; as well as Iranian scientific databases including SID, and Magiran from 1 January 1990 to 8th October 2019. Primary quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods studies that had been conducted in Iran with Persian or English languages were included. Meta-..

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