July 25, 2011 --
Cesarean Sections are on the rise in the U.S.
The "Healthgrades 2011 Obstetrics and Gynecology in American Hospitals" report gathered info from nineteen states.
It states C-Sections rose from 27% in 2002 to 34% in 2009.
Some of the reasons for the increase include convenience for the doctor or mother and women giving birth later in life.
Florida and New Jersey were found to have the highest rates of C-Sections, Utah had the lowest.
Report authors say there are health risks associated with C-Sections.
They urge more scrutiny from doctors patients and hospitals when determining who gets one.