I have seen an increase in C-Section (Caesarean Section) births in India. I have been looking at many births that happened in my near and immediate families and invariably everyone has undergone C-Section operation to give birth to the baby. I see that this is a deliberate plan on the hospital authorities and doctors to get more fee in the name of c-section operations even when it was unnecessary. This has implications to the women's health and very dangerous to them in the long term. For example, if a women undergoes unnecessary C-section during first birth, more often than not she has to undergo C-section for second birth as well. In the past 4 decades, it seems, the C-sections have jumped from 1 in 20 births (4%) to 1 in 4 births (25%) world wide. According to a ToI article, the C-sections have arisen from 5% to 65% in private hospitals. What should be done to stop this unnecessary evil?. Should there be punishment to the doctors or authorities who indulge in this malpractice of unnecessary C-sections? How does one identify when does one need a C-section or not?. What can women do to avoid this unnecessary C-section and have a natural birth?. I'm attaching these two articles for the perusal of this discussion. Please chip in with your views.