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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 1999 Jun;26(2):345-70.

Forceps-assisted vaginal delivery.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.


Operative vaginal delivery using forceps has been an important part of obstetric practice for nearly 400 years. Countless women and their children have benefited from timely and expertly performed procedures. Physicians must, therefore, make every effort to retain these skills, to modify and improve them in every possible way, and to pass them on. In this way, women and children of future generations will benefit from the many years of experience that have gone before them.

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