Vaginismus as an independent risk factor for cesarean delivery.

  title={Vaginismus as an independent risk factor for cesarean delivery.},
  author={Tomer Goldsmith and Amalia G. Levy and Eyal Sheiner},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  volume={22 10},
OBJECTIVE The present study was aimed to investigate pregnancy outcome of patients with vaginismus, and specifically the relationship between vaginismus and cesarean delivery. METHODS A population based study comparing all pregnancies in patients with and without vaginismus was conducted. Patients lacking prenatal care were excluded from the analysis. Deliveries occurred during the years 1988-2007. A multivariate logistic regression model, with backward elimination, was constructed to find… CONTINUE READING