Perineal Tear News and Research

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A perineal tear is a tear or injury to the skin and/or muscles between the vaginal introitus and the anal opening. The most common setting for a perineal tear is during childbirth. After such incident (especially if perineal tear was severe) there is often a challenge with following pregnancies when deciding on the optimal mode of delivery.

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Study reports 10% reduction in overall C-section births in Portugal

Study reports 10% reduction in overall C-section births in Portugal

Mode of delivery in subsequent pregnancies and recurrence of severe perineal tears

Mode of delivery in subsequent pregnancies and recurrence of severe perineal tears

Women more likely to experience urinary and faecal incontinence, prolapse after vaginal delivery

Women more likely to experience urinary and faecal incontinence, prolapse after vaginal delivery

New Cochrane Review: All countries should consider establishing proper home birth services

New Cochrane Review: All countries should consider establishing proper home birth services

New tool that measures and assesses first and second-degree perineal tears

New tool that measures and assesses first and second-degree perineal tears