Dr. Long Qian published a paper in PLoS Medicine

As the first author, Dr. Qian Long recently published a paper titled “Prevalence of and reasons for women’s, family members’, and health professionals’ preferences for cesarean section in China: A mixed-methods systematic review” in PLoS Medicine (impact factor: 11.675) with her collaborators. The study found that pregnant women in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are more likely to express preference for cesarean section (CS) as their mode of delivery later in pregnancy and postpartum, as compared with early in pregnancy. Fear of pain, antagonistic relations with providers, and beliefs of deteriorating quality of care during labor and vaginal birth contributed to perceptions of planned CS as preferable.