Experiences with fistula repair surgery among women and families in Malawi.

@article{Yeakey2011ExperiencesWF,
  title={Experiences with fistula repair surgery among women and families in Malawi.},
  author={Marissa Pine Yeakey and Effie Chipeta and Y Rijken and Frank O Taulo and Amy O Tsui},
  journal={Global public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={153-67}
}
Fistula treatment through surgery is reported to be successful in 80-90% of cases. Success in fistula repair has been defined by medical professionals in terms of clinical outcomes; beyond these definitions, it is important to understand how women perceive a positive clinical outcome and how it affects her family and home environment. This research was conducted in the Mangochi District of Malawi to answer these questions through interviews with women living with fistula and after surgical… CONTINUE READING

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