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Obesity: Caesarean Sections

Question for Department of Health

UIN 875, tabled on 2 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) the BMA and (b) other medical bodies on the links between caesarean section births and obesity.

Answered on

9 June 2015

In the last six months, since 1 January 2015, Ministers at the Department of Health have not held any meetings with the British Medical Association (BMA) or other medical bodies to specifically discuss the links between caesarean section births and obesity.

However, Ministers meet regularly with a range of stakeholders to discuss a variety of public health and maternity issues.

In addition, a search of the Department’s Ministerial correspondence database has not identified any items of correspondence received since 1 January 2015 from the BMA or other medical bodies about the links between caesarean section births and obesity. This is a minimum figure which represents correspondence received by the Department’s Ministerial correspondence unit only.