Episiotomy rates in primiparous women in Latin America: hospital based descriptive study.

@article{Althabe2002EpisiotomyRI,
  title={Episiotomy rates in primiparous women in Latin America: hospital based descriptive study.},
  author={Fernando Althabe and Jos{\'e}M. Beliz{\'a}n and Eduardo F. Bergel},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2002},
  volume={324 7343},
  pages={
          945-6
        }
}
Current scientific evidence shows that routine episiotomy is not justified: it has no benefit for mother or infant, increases the need for perineal suturing and the risk of complications to the healing process at seven days post partum, produces unnecessary pain and discomfort, and has potentially harmful long term effects.1 2 3 We report rates of episiotomy in primiparous women in Latin American hospitals according to characteristics of hospitals and caregivers. We conducted a hospital based… CONTINUE READING

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