Epidemiology of Vesico Vaginal Fistula in Maiduguri

  • Published 2013


Vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF), an abnormal communication between the vagina and the urinary bladder, leads to continuous leakage of urine that is not just a severe medical problem but a great social 1 embarrassment to the patient . It is the commonest fistula encountered as a consequence of poor or lack 1 of appropriate obstetric interventions . Beyond their medical problems, VVF patients have unpleasant experiences in the community. These are often associated with serious psycho-social consequences and unaffordable economic burdens on the patients. Such women face a triad of embarrassment from continuous leakage of urine, bereavement from loosing her child and the risk of loss of her husband due to the social stigma of the condition. It is one of the most dehumanizing conditions that afflicts 2, 3, 4 women. It is also usually associated with other morbidities such as foot drop, amenorrhea and gynaetresia.

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@inproceedings{MAIRIGA2013EpidemiologyOV, title={Epidemiology of Vesico Vaginal Fistula in Maiduguri}, author={AG MAIRIGA}, year={2013} }