Summary by Paula Igualada-Martinez
Five of the eight abstracts presented at the session were about obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) highlighting the change in clinical practice regarding recognition of such injury and management of its co-morbidities. Many clinicians would recommend an episiotomy to prevent such injury. Episiotomy has been a controversial topic due to the difference in medical practice around the world. Mirza et al (Abstract 286) conducted a systematic review to reassess the association between OASIS and episiotomy in RCT’s. The authors concluded that there is still insufficient evidence to associate episiotomy with OASIS. Rømmen et al (Abstract 281) found once more time the association of OASIS and faecal incontinence.