Birthrights has published research concerning the treatment of women who request a caesarean section at different NHS Trusts. Birthrights, the human rights in childbirth charity, used a Freedom of Information request to ask 153 trusts that provide maternity care how they applied The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on caesareans.
Of the 146 that replied, 26% fully complied with the guidelines, 47% partially complied, 15% refused maternal requests outright and 12% did not seem to have a clear position.
Read the response to these findings from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) here
and the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) RCOG statement here