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
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-..View full abstract
This study is being financially supported by Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) and Iran National Science Foundation (INSF). The roles of the funders are to monitor the corresponding research planning and progression.