Karen D Ballard

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OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence and type of obstetric fistula presenting to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia over a 4-year period. STUDY DESIGN This is a 4-year retrospective survey of obstetric fistula treated at three Hamlin Fistula Hospitals in Ethiopia, where approximately half of all women in the country are treated. The operation logbook was reviewed to(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the impact of a maternal health package on health facility delivery and stillbirth rates. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study in Ethiopia where a maternal package was integrated into eight health centers across three regions. The package included trained midwives with a mentoring program, transport for referral, and equipment and(More)
Accounts of ageing often employ the metaphor of a mask and suggest that individuals are motivated to present a youthful image. Drawing on interview data, we reveal that women aged 51-57 years distinguish between what we call 'public' and 'private' body ageing, both of which have an impact on age-resistance. Public ageing is visible, arising from physical(More)
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