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Bibliographical entry (without author) :

Episiotomy: a form of genital mutilation. Correspondance. Lancet. 1999 Aug 14;354(9178):1977.

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Girard, Marc

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Sir — Marsden Wagner (June 5, p 1977) deserves to be heartily congratulated for daring to put episiotomy into the category of genital mutilation, and available evidence shows that he is right. At the birth of my children, some 20 years ago, it was difficult to have rational discussions on the subject: the only secure prevention was to be arrogantly demanding with obstetrician colleagues, and I have kept a vivid memory of their mockery, their warning on the risks I was exposing my wife to in order ..

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La correspondance en question: The Lancet, Volume 353,
Issue 9168, Pages 1977 - 1978, 5 June 1999
Episiotomy: a form of genital mutilation

Argument (français) :

Marc Girard félicite Marsden Wagner d’avoir osé, dans un commentaire, désigner l’épisiotomie
comme une mutilation génitale.

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➡ iatrogeny ; obstetric and gynecologic violence obstetric violence, obstetrical violence ; guidelines ; public health ; traumatism ; post-traumatic stress ; prevention ; episiotomy ; deontology ; informed consent

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Cécile Loup — 08 Mar 2004
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