Odon device: A promising tool to facilitate vaginal delivery and increase access to emergency care

Jennifer Harris Requejo, José M. Belizán

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Abstract

The last innovation in operative vaginal delivery happened centuries ago with the invention of the forceps and the vacuum extractor. The World Health Organization Odon Device Research Group recently published a protocol for a feasibility and safety study for a new device (Odon device) which aims to revolutionize assisted vaginal delivery. This editorial discusses the device and its pathway to global use. Although preliminary results look promising, the rigorous three-phased WHO protocol needs completion before the device can be determined, based on the evidence, to be safe and effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number42
JournalReproductive Health
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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