This information sheet is about hospital autopsy examinations in Queensland. It does not cover information about Coroner’s autopsies. It includes information you may find upsetting and that is best discussed with your health care provider.
IMPORTANT: This is general information only. Talk to your health care provider about your individual circumstances.
This information sheet aims to answer some questions you might have about experiencing a third and fourth degree perineal tear. A perineal tear is a tear that occurs in the perineum (the area between the vagina and the anus).