News Detail

Cliff edge model of obstetric selection in humans

Dec 07, 2016

» Cliff edge model of obstetric selection in humans (external Link)

by Philipp Mitteroecker, Simon Huttegger, Barbara Fischer und Mihaela Pavlicev in PNAS http://www.pnas.org

An increasing amount of women deliver their babies by C-section, even without medical necessity. This leads to a statistical distortion conceiling the de facto rise in "genuine" delivery complications. Evolutionary biologists Barbara Fischer (KLI) and Philipp Mitteröcker (University of Vienna) support this claim by a mathematical model:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4yMkGqFBHM&feature=youtu.be