Measuring the incidence and prevalence of obstetric fistula: approaches, needs and recommendations

@inproceedings{Tunalp2015MeasuringTI,
  title={Measuring the incidence and prevalence of obstetric fistula: approaches, needs and recommendations},
  author={{\"O}zge Tunçalp and Vijay Dutt Tripathi and Evelyn G Landry and Cynthia K. Stanton and Samah Ahmed},
  booktitle={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2015}
}
Obstetric fistula – an abnormal connec-tion between the vagina, rectum and/or bladder – may develop after prolonged and obstructed labour and lead to continuous urinary or faecal inconti-nence. Most fistulas occur in countries in sub-Saharan Africa or south Asia with poorly-resourced health systems. Women with obstetric fistula are indica -tors of the failure of health systems to deliver accessible, timely and appropriate intrapartum care. Incidence and preva-lence measurements of obstetric… CONTINUE READING

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