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KLI Fellow Barbara Fischer´s work on BBC

Jan 19, 2017

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B. Fischer´s and P. Mitteroecker´s work suggest that, in societies where C-sections have become more common, foetuses can now grow "too large" and still have a reasonable chance of survival. In theory, as a consequence the number of women giving birth to babies that are too big to fit through their pelvis might have risen by 10 or 20% in just a few decades, at least in some parts of the world. Or, to put it in cruder terms, people in these societies might be evolving to have larger babies.