A Light-hearted Tribute to Dr. Michael Klein

Michael Klein

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Dr. Michael Klein,  M.D., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P., F.A.A.P. (Neonatal/Perinatal), F.C.P.S.,is a pediatrician/neonatologist and family physician researcher and educator based at Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Centre for Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health of the Child and Family Research Institute in Vancouver British Columbia Canada.

Dr. Klein is also an occasional contributor to Science & Sensibility.  He is best known for his randomized controlled trial of routine episiotomies that demonstrated that they increased the very trauma that they were intended to prevent.

At the recent North American Primary Care Research Group, a tribute to Dr. Klein’s significant contribution to research on episiotomies was presented to those in attendance.  Lucky for us, this presentation was also recorded.  Clever, accurate and incredibly funny,  I hope that you enjoy this clip as much as I did.

Thank you, Dr. Klein for your years of researching, supporting and sharing evidence based birth practices with us.  It is very much appreciated.

Resources for some of Dr. Klein’s publications on episiotomies

Klein MC et al. Does Episiotomy Prevent Perineal Trauma and Pelvic Floor Relaxation? First North American Trial of Episiotomy.Inaugural issue: On-Line Journal of Current Clinical Trials. American Association Advancement Science. 1992;1:July 1 (Doc 10).

Klein MC. From routine episiotomy to routine Cesarean section: how society came from rejecting one to embracing another. Bear Bones Publication of the Department of Family Practice University of British Columbia. 2010. Spring 10 (1): 12-17.

Klein M: Studying Episiotomy: When Beliefs Conflict with Science. J Fam Practice 1995; 41(5):483-488.

Klein MC.What do episiotomy and cesarean have to do with Copernicus, Galileo and Newton? Birth. March 2010; 37(1): 1-2.

Klein MC, Kaczorowski J, Robbins JM, Gauthier RJ, Jorgensen SH, Joshi AK: Physician Beliefs and Behaviour within a Randomized Controlled Trial of Episiotomy: Consequences for Women under their Care. Can Med Assoc J, 1995; 153(6):769-779.

7 Comments

A Light-hearted Tribute to Dr. Michael Klein

March 7, 2013 07:00 AM by Kathy Morelli
Excellent!

A Light-hearted Tribute to Dr. Michael Klein

March 7, 2013 07:00 AM by Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach
The story of how evidence brought down the episiotomy rate is a checkered one, and this tribute to its hero is fantastic. Thanks Science & Sensibility for the link! http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=6344

A Light-hearted Tribute to Dr. Michael Klein

March 7, 2013 07:00 AM by Elizabeth Von Der Ahe
The story of how evidence brought down the episiotomy rate is a checkered one, and this tribute to its hero is fantastic. Thanks Science & Sensibility for the link! http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=6344

A Light-hearted Tribute to Dr. Michael Klein

March 7, 2013 07:00 AM by Lamaze Birth Educators
Enjoy this video tribute to Dr. Michael Klein?s significant contribution to research on episiotomies.

A Light-hearted Tribute to Dr. Michael Klein

March 22, 2013 07:00 AM by Leigh Jansen
Wonderful!! Is there a transcript available anywhere? Would love to read it!

A Light-hearted Tribute to Dr. Michael Klein

March 22, 2013 07:00 AM by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
Hi there Leigh, I don't know about getting a transcript. Maybe contact Dr. Klein, his website is in the blog post. Sharon

http://www.scienceandsensi

July 8, 2015 07:00 AM by A video tribute to Dr. Klein | Ohana | Birth & Parenting Services
http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=6344 [?]

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