Understanding injuries during assisted delivery

Shree Datta, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in London, UK, critiques a study by Muraca and colleagues on trauma during operative vaginal deliveries. She points out that the severity of perineal tears is influenced by ethnicity, specifically South Asian and Black women being at higher risk. Datta also emphasizes the importance of addressing maternal consent and choice regarding delivery methods, and the need for comprehensive training of healthcare professionals in managing operative vaginal deliveries. She believes these are essential points that should be considered in discussions of trauma during childbirth. Contact Shree Datta at statta101@gmail.com.

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