obstetric fistula


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obstetric fistula

a general term for a postparturition fistula between the vagina or cervix and the urinary or gastrointestinal tract.

obstetric fistula

A complication of excessively prolonged labor and childbirth in which the blood supply to the vagina is interrupted, leading to tissue death and the development of a tract between the vagina and the large bowel or the urinary bladder.
See also: fistula
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Such factors explained the higher rates of obstetric fistula in rural locations.
Saucier has done additional research on women living with obstetric fistula in Ethiopia, analyzing current efforts to eradicate the condition there.
Head of Maternal and Child Health care centre (MCH) Unit-II, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Regional Programme Manager, Fistula Project, MCH Center PIMS, Prof Nasira Tasnim said UN General Assembly has designated May 23, as the official International Day to end Obstetric Fistula.
He explained that one of the most serious injuries of childbirth, obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged, obstructed labour due to the lack of timely and adequate medical care.
Somalia is also the leading country in female genital mutilation "FGM" (98%) and has the highest rate of Type III FGM (infibulation called pharaonic), with 79% of all Somali women having undergone the procedure, which is a major contributing factor for obstetric fistula [2].
In the petition, they explained that obstetric fistula was a hole between the birth canal and the rectum or bladder that leads to continuous, uncontrollable flow of urine or faeces, or both.
He added that victims of obstetric fistula are usually among the hardest to reach, and are often illiterate and with limited access to health services, including maternal and reproductive health care.
23 May is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, which promotes action towards treating and preventing the condition.
He led Muslim Charity's #HonouringOurMothers campaign in 2013 and championed the cause of Obstetric Fistula surgery for affected mothers.
Dead women walking: Neglected millions with obstetric fistula [editorial].
Creating awareness about the problem of obstetric fistula in women, an upcoming presentation will narrate the story of one Australian doctor who has dedicated her life helping women in an East African country suffering from the problem.
ONE OF the most distressing health conditions I have come across in South Sudan is young girls suffering from an obstetric fistula. An obstetric fistula is a childbirth complication due to obstructed labour.