IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 47 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2020.04.5484
Open Access Original Research
Mode of delivery does not have a relationship with high-risk HPV positivity
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1 Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, 67000, Turkey
2 Demiroglu Bilim University, İstanbul, 34000, Turkey
*Correspondence: (GÖRKER SEL)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020, 47(4), 541–545;
Submitted: 9 January 2020 | Accepted: 24 June 2020 | Published: 15 August 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Sel et al. Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license

Objective: This study aims to evaluate the delivery room data for patients who give birth with standard vaginal delivery and caesarean section (C/S), to estimate whether high-risk (HR) HPV status affected the mode of delivery. Methods: Between January 2014 and January 2018, 8,376 pregnant women gave birth in our hospital. Of 8,376 patients, 1,039 pregnant women were aged 30 years and older and had HPV results known. They had a singleton pregnancy and no contraindications for standard delivery. Results: C/S rates for all HR HPV groups were lower than for all HPV-negative groups. However, no statistically significant difference was found between HR HPV-positive and HPV-negative patients for C/S rates got all 987 patients (18.75% vs. 24.39%) (p = 0.463), 245 primiparous patients (50.0% vs. 59.83%) (p = 0.629) and 742 multiparous patients (11.53% vs. 12.56%) (p = 0.876). Conclusion: HR HPV positivity does not affect normal vaginal labour progress and does not statistically increase C/S rates at the labour ward. Therefore, HR HPV positivity should not be regarded as a negative risk factor for normal vaginal labour progress.

C/S transition
High-risk HPV
Figure 1.
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