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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 5 ( September-October, 2021 ) > List of Articles

Guest Editorial

A Global Epidemic of Rising Trend of Cesarean Section: Needed Serious Efforts by All Stakeholders to Curb It

Prof Dr Ganesh Dangal, Dr Rekha Poudel

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DOI: 10.5005/jsafog-13-5-iv

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


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