Women who deliver by caesarean section require longer recovery periods and may have unique short- and long-term health needs. In 2015, 44.3% of births in Latin America and the Caribbean were by caesarean.
Source: Boerma, Ties, et. al., “Global epidemiology of use of and disparities in caesarean sections,” Optimising Caesarean Section Use Series, Vol. 392, Issue 10155, 2018.