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C-section doesn't necessarily protect against incontinence

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Having a Caesarean section may not lower a woman's chance of incontinence later in life unless she delivers all of her children that way.

The findings question the suggestion that by choosing a C-section over vaginal delivery, women might be protecting themselves against urinary or faecal incontinence down the road.

And they "comprise an important new message to inform the choice of delivery by Caesarean section", the authors wrote in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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