Episiotomy for women having their first baby and giving birth vaginally (instrumental), by State/territory of birth and all Australia, 2004 to 2020.
This chart shows the proportion of women having their first baby with an episiotomy and giving birth vaginally assisted (with instruments), by state/territory of birth, 2004 to 2020. Data can be viewed for each state/territory of birth, and for all Australia. The proportion of women giving birth for the first time, vaginally assisted (with instruments) who had an episiotomy increased from 61% in 2004 to 82% in 2020.
The chart also includes an option to view data for the proportion of women giving birth for the first time, vaginally without the use of instruments who had an episiotomy. This has increased from 16% in 2004 to 24% in 2020.