Thailand is one of the countries with the highest increases in Caesarean section rates over the last two decades.
Thailand has one of the highest Caesarean section rates in Southeast Asia, with 32% in 2016. In addition, a higher percentage of women in the provinces of Ratchaburi (44.4%), Songkhla (44.2%) and Kalasin (34.8%) gave birth by C-section compared to the national average.
It is also important to note that 21% of caesarean sections are performed at the request of the mother.
Source: Thailand 14 Provinces Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2015-2016.