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Episiotomy rates from eleven developing countries.{USA}. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2005 Nov;91(2):157-9. Epub 2005 Oct 5.

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Kropp N, Hartwell T, Althabe F.

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Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that episiotomies should not be performed routinely, and that performing episiotomies in no more than 10% of nulliparas being delivered vaginally would be safe [1] and [2]. Episiotomy rates are reported for nulliparous and multiparous women in hospitals in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, India, Tibet, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Zambia.

Episiotomy rates among nulliparas were higher than 90% (mean, 93%; range, 91%–100%) in all countries except Zambia.

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Argument (français) :

Des taux d’épisiotomies supérieurs à 90% pour les primipares dans les hôpitaux d’Argentine, Brésil, Bolivie, Chili, Congo, Equateur, Inde, Tibet, Uruguay, et Venezuela.

Argument (English):

Rates of episiotomy greater than 90% for primiparas in hospitals in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Congo, Ecuador, India, Tibet, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Argumento (português):

Taxas de episiotomia acima de 90% para primíparas em hospitais na Argentina, Brasil, Bolívia, Chile, Congo, Equador, Índia, Tibete, Uruguai e Venezuela.

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➡ guidelines ; obstetric and gynecologic violence obstetric violence, obstetrical violence ; episiotomy ; deontology ; informed consent

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Cécile Loup — 26 Oct 2005
➡ latest update : Bernard Bel — 01 Nov 2018

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