WHO Recommendation: Elective C-section Should not be Routinely Recommended to Women Living with HIV

Publications - Released in 2018

When medically justified, a caesarean section can effectively prevent maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. However, there is no evidence to show that C-section delivery has any benefits for women or infants who do not require the procedure.


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Thematic Areas

  • Integrating HIV and STI prevention, care and management with reproductive, maternal and newborn health services


  • World Health Organization (WHO)