Need for and consequences of episiotomy in vaginal birth: a critical approach.

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OBJECTIVE to describe and explain the short-term effects of lateral episiotomy, and determine the factors associated with more/less common use of episiotomy. DESIGN prospective cross-sectional survey using a postal questionnaire. SETTING the study was conducted at two university hospitals and one regional hospital in Finland between October and December… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2008.07.007

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