Obstetric fistula: the challenge to human rights

@article{Cook2004ObstetricFT,
  title={Obstetric fistula: the challenge to human rights},
  author={Rebecca J. Cook and Bernard M. Dickens and Shershah Syed},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={87}
}
Obstetric fistula can be explained to result from different causes. These holes in the tissue wall between the vagina and bladder and/or rectum are most prevalent in resource‐poor countries, attributable to prolonged obstructed labour and absent or inaccessible remedial prenatal services. Obstructed labour is often due to small pelvic size, resulting from women's youth and premature childbearing and/or malnutrition. Poverty at national health‐service and family levels often predisposes pregnant… Expand
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