• In a branch of medicine rife with paradoxes, contradictions, inconsistencies, and illogic, episiotomy crowns them all. The major argument for episiotomy is that it protects the perineum from injury, a protection accomplished by slicing through perineal skin, connective, tissue, and muscle.

    Henci Goer (1995). “Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities: A Guide to the Medical Literature”, p.276, Greenwood Publishing Group