Lacerations of the vagina and perineum after a vaginal delivery are common. The way perineal tears are diagnosed and repaired affects the consequences for the woman. Although the occurrence of missed perineal tears has not been studied, it seems reasonable that correct diagnosis decreases the risk of functional impairment.
The aim of the project is to systematically review practices to improve detection of perineal tears. Additionally we will review women’s views and experiences of healthcare providers following sustained perineal tear.
|Planned to be published:||Quarter 1, 2021|
|Registration no:||SBU 2019/368|