The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the association of type III female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and de-infibulation with immediate maternal and neonatal outcomes. Women with type III FGM/C were compared with women with type I or II FGM/C or no FGM/C. Only uncomplicated singleton, full-term pregnancies with the fetus in vertex presentation were included. There was a greater frequency of postpartum hemorrhage and the use of mediolateral episiotomy in women with type III FGM/C. Mediolateral episiotomy was associated with a reduced rate of any spontaneous perineal laceration as well as third-degree and fourth-degree lacerations in women with type III FGM/C who underwent de-infibulation.

Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting and Obstetric Outcomes

Bonavina, Giulia
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Ruffolo, Alessandro Ferdinando
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Candiani, Massimo
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Salvatore, Stefano
Supervision
2022

Abstract

The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the association of type III female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and de-infibulation with immediate maternal and neonatal outcomes. Women with type III FGM/C were compared with women with type I or II FGM/C or no FGM/C. Only uncomplicated singleton, full-term pregnancies with the fetus in vertex presentation were included. There was a greater frequency of postpartum hemorrhage and the use of mediolateral episiotomy in women with type III FGM/C. Mediolateral episiotomy was associated with a reduced rate of any spontaneous perineal laceration as well as third-degree and fourth-degree lacerations in women with type III FGM/C who underwent de-infibulation.
Episiotomy
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy
Prospective Studies
Circumcision, Female
Lacerations
Obstetric Labor Complications
Postpartum Hemorrhage
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