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BACKGROUND During pregnancy, many women suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms which they hardly report to their care providers. Measuring the prevalence of these symptoms has been difficult because of lack of uniform nomenclature and standardized tool. The updated nomenclature and the new ICIQ-FLUTS questionnaire offer an opportunity for assessment of(More)
BACKGROUND Pain relief in labor remains a hot topic and these debates get louder by the day as more women become aware of their rights to better quality of care in labor. This study was conceived in a background where the practice of pain relief in labor is evolving and where women are seeking to fulfill their need for pain-free labor. OBJECTIVE To(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and severity of urinary incontinence during pregnancy in Zaria, Nigeria. STUDY DESIGN This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study in which 204 apparently healthy pregnant women attending routine antenatal care (ANC) at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Teaching Hospital in Zaria, Nigeria were screened for urinary(More)
BACKGROUND Operative vaginal deliveries are frequent features of obstetrics practice in tertiary levels of care even in developing countries. It is essential to review these practices in order to assess their benefits or otherwise to safe motherhood in resource limited settings. STUDY DESIGN Labor records on operative vaginal delivery cases and matched(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility of changing the role of the traditional birth attendant (TBA) to act as birth companion and promoter of skilled birth attendance. METHODS Between 2008 and 2012, 75 TBAs received 3days of training and were paid US $5 for each patient brought to any of five healthcare facilities in Maroodi Jeex, Somaliland. Health(More)
BACKGROUND Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health problem with serious consequences for women's physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Reproductive health outcomes such as unwanted and terminated pregnancies, fetal loss or child loss during infancy, non-use of family planning methods, and high fertility are increasingly(More)
This was a cross-sectional study to examine the attitudes of Kenyan in-school adolescents towards premarital sex, unwanted pregnancies/abortions and contraception. Data collection was undertaken using a structured questionnaire. Kenyan in-school adolescents have conservative attitudes toward premarital sex, disagreeing that adolescent boy and girls should(More)
A 32-year-old woman developed a vesico-vaginal fistula and vaginal stenosis following insertion of herbs into her vagina by a traditional doctor to “melt” her uterine myomata. She underwent successful trans-abdominal repair of her fistula and passive dilatation of her vagina was recommended for the vaginal stenosis. The emerging importance of traditional(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the occurrence and severity of pelvic floor symptoms during the postnatal period among Nigerian women. STUDY DESIGN A total of 90 women were prospectively interviewed using the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory - Short Form 20 (PFDI-20). Additional questions related to the demographic and obstetric profile of the study population.(More)
BACKGROUND Efforts to take forward universal health coverage require innovative approaches in fragile settings, which experience particularly acute human resource shortages and poor health indicators. For maternal and newborn health, it is important to innovate with new partnerships and roles for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to promote maternal(More)