Episiotomy is a surgical procedure performed on pregnant women. During episiotomy, the woman’s perineum is cut, loosening muscles behind the vagina. Episiotomy used to be a standard procedure, believed to ease the childbirth labor but is no longer routinely performed because its disadvantaged heavily outweigh the advantages.
The benefits of having the Episiotomy done are in fact few. Unless the unborn child is becoming increasingly distressed inside the womb and premature birth appears necessary, it’s best not to mess with the woman’s perineum. Healing after the Episiotomy is always long and complicated, often resulting in pain and incontinence. Still, Episiotomy is routinely performed in some parts of the world, including Latin America, some former Eastern Bloc countries, India, Taiwan and Thailand. The video below is from Thailand.
I don’t speak Thai gibberish, but since the video is filmed as a document with narration, my speculation is that it was filmed to promote Episiotomy, quite possibly highlighting the advantages while only mentioning the disadvantages as side notes. I may be wrong though. Either way, the video is in Thai so audio is all sorts of nonsensical, but pictures still speak a thousand words.
In all honesty, if I were a woman, after seeing this video, I would surely want to avoid Episiotomy at all cost. Having the vagina ripped apart from the inside with a pair of scissors doesn’t appeal to me much.
Speaking of Thailand – two Canadian girls, sisters from Quebec were recently found dead in a hotel room near Phuket. I’m pretty sure Thai authorities will conclude that it was either a suicide or an accident of sorts. I mean – why would someone commit suicide at home when they can fly 18 hours around the world to kill themselves in a foreign land, right?
I found my 80% perfect spot away from people. The mosquito situation there is so bad, I was forced to take a 2 day trip back into the fleshy virus world to get some repellent supplies and that tennis rocket zapper thingy. I’ve never seen this dense concentration of biting insects in my life and nobody even lives there. Who do these millions of mosquitoes feed on when I’m not there?