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Incidence of and risk factors for clitoral lacerations in a retrospective cohort of more than 14.000 vaginal singleton deliveries

      Obstetric lacerations occur in up to 85% of vaginal births [
      • Albers L.
      • Garcia J.
      • Renfrew M.
      • McCandlish R.
      • Elbourne D.
      Distribution of genital tract trauma in childbirth and related postnatal pain.
      ], but specific knowledge on clitoral lacerations is scarce. The clitoris and the surrounding area are multifunctional. Clitoral lacerations are known to be extremely painful and tend to bleed heavily [
      • Beckermann M.J.
      • Perl F.M.
      Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Integration von Evidence Based Medicine in eine frauenzentrierte Gynäkologie.
      ]. We aimed to test the incidence and risk factors of clitoral lacerations, which generally affect the glans and the prepuce.
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