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Baby Center: Episiotomy
The how and why, including commonly asked questions and their answers. Includes user submitted comments on personal experiences with the procedure.
Benefits and Risks of Episiotomy
Text of the manuscript subtitled "A Review of the English-Language Literature Since 1980" by R.J. Woolley which summarize the findings of studies on the subject.
Episiotomy: Ritual Genital Mutilation in Western Obstetrics
An article denouncing the practice of routinely cutting the perineum during hospital deliveries in the United States with abstracts for related studies.
Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities: Episiotomy
Summary of significant points, references, and abstracts from related studies from this book on obstetric myths.
Perineal Protection - Avoiding Tears and Episiotomy
Suggestions for avoiding the procedure from midwives, including the use of perineal massage and birth stools.
NPR : Study Questions Value of Episiotomies
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds no benefit from episiotomies. Melissa Block talks with Dr. Katherine E. Hartmann, who is lead author of the study. [3:53 streaming audio broadcast] (May 04, 2005)
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