Autism More Likely in C-Sections

Autism More Likely in C-SectionsAutism More Likely in C-Sections

Autism is more common among children born via c-section, said Mohammad Taqi Joghataei, advisor to the health minister in rehabilitation services. “The developmental disorder is found to be 20% more prevalent among c-section babies compared to those born by natural delivery,” he told IRNA. He stressed that caesareans are often performed under emergency situations and are not recommended as the first method of delivery. More than 50% of births in Iran are done via c-section and the figure reaches 75% in private hospitals. According to the World Health Organization, the ideal rate for caesarean sections is 10%-15%.