Is routine episiotomy necessary?

@article{Harrison1984IsRE,
  title={Is routine episiotomy necessary?},
  author={Robert F. Harrison and Murray Brennan and Philip M. North and J. V. Reed and E. A. Wickham},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1984},
  volume={288 6435},
  pages={
          1971-5
        }
}
One hundred and eighty one primigravid women delivering vaginally in July and August 1982 in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, were randomly allocated to one of two groups. Patients in one group were to undergo episiotomy. Those in the other group were not to undergo episiotomy unless it was considered to be essential. The outcome was compared with that of the clinical practice over the previous six months at the hospital. Of the 92 patients allocated not to undergo episiotomy, seven (8%) had one… CONTINUE READING

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