Sexual and reproductive health

WHO recommendations for induction of labour

World Health Organization, Dept. of Reproductive Health and Research

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Publication details

Number of pages: 36
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English, Chinese, Russian
ISBN: 978 92 4 150115 6



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About the guidelines

The primary goal of the guidelines is to improve the quality of care and outcomes for pregnant women undergoing induction of labour in under-resourced settings. The target audience of these guidelines includes obstetricians, midwives, general medical practitioners, health-care managers and public health policy-makers.The guidance provided is evidence-based and covers selected topics related to induction of labour that were regarded as critical priority questions by an international, multidisciplinary group of health-care workers, consumers and other stakeholders.