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Factors Related to Obstetric Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Lacerations in a Jamaican Cohort

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195–8
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The two main factors related to severe obstetric perineal lacerations were babies weighing more than 3.5 kg and operative vaginal deliveries.

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Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify significant and modifiable risk factors associated with obstetric third and fourth degree perineal lacerations and to produce recommendations that may reduce their morbidity and prevalence.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013
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