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PNAS lifts embargo early on C-section study following Daily Mail story

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The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo early yesterday on a study of Caesarean sections, after a story by The Daily Mail before the originally scheduled embargo time.

From an email from PNAS to its media list:

PNAS is lifting the embargo on the following manuscript. All other manuscripts are under the scheduled embargo of Monday, Oct. 16, 3 pm US ET.

Predisposition to Caesarean birth

A mathematical model of the evolution of fetopelvic disproportion (FPD)—mismatch between fetal and maternal dimensions—predicts that women who were born by Caesarean section because of FPD are more than twice as likely as women who were born vaginally to develop FPD in their own childbirth, consistent with results from several multigenerational studies finding that women born by Caesarean were more likely to give birth by Caesarean themselves than women born vaginally.

PNAS tells Embargo Watch:

A story was published in the Mail Online prior to the scheduled embargo. We are investigating the circumstances.


Written by Ivan Oransky

October 17, 2017 at 11:45 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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