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Are routine episiotomies done anywhere?
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Generally not
The current trend in obstetrics (according to my colleagues) is not to do surgical episiotomies, as there is a great deal of evidence that healing is better if the posterior birth canal is allowed to tear naturally.
However, this tearing often requires repair with sutures by the obstetrician. My understanding is that surgical episiotomies are now rarely done.

In brief: Generally not
The current trend in obstetrics (according to my colleagues) is not to do surgical episiotomies, as there is a great deal of evidence that healing is better if the posterior birth canal is allowed to tear naturally.
However, this tearing often requires repair with sutures by the obstetrician. My understanding is that surgical episiotomies are now rarely done.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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