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Green Journal Sept 2009 – LEEP increases risk of preterm birth. Scandinavian LEEP throw down!

September 6, 2009 3 comments

scandinavia-map.gifThis month’s Green brings us not one but two articles on the effect of LEEP on subsequent risk of preterm birth.   The first article, published by Fins and Swedes Jakobsson and Gissler et al, looks at a wide population of patients, while the Danes Noehr and Jensen et al fire back with a look at the effect of LEEP on preterm birth rates in twins.

It’s a Scandinavian throw down!  Who did it better?

Bottom line:  LEEP increases the risk of subsequent preterm birth, and the Danes do a better job at showing it.
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