Postpartum sterilization and maternal mortality in the Paarl Hospital

De Villiers V.P. (1984)

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A single maternal death associated with postpartum sterilization has been encountered at Paarl Hospital among the 3,742 such procedures performed between January 1972 and December 1982 (19,75% of all the mothers delivered were sterilized). The safety of postpartum sterilization is confirmed. A strong plea is voiced for the expansion of this procedure on a massive national scale because of its simplicity and effectiveness.

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