Caesarean section rates have increased dramatically around the globe in recent years and they have proven controversial. Many are conducted when not medically required with the procedure carrying a certain level of risk. The increasing c-section rate is primarily due to a higher of number of births
among older women, multiple births through assisted reproduction, technological advances, and due to personal preference. Among OECD nations, Turkey
has the highest c-section rate at 50.4 per 100 live births.