Obstetric fistula in low-income countries.

  title={Obstetric fistula in low-income countries.},
  author={Alice X. Zheng and Frank W. J. Anderson},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={104 2},
OBJECTIVE To identify, survey, and systematically review the current knowledge regarding obstetric fistula as a public health problem in low-income countries from the peer-reviewed literature. METHODS The Medline and Science Citation Index databases were searched to identify public health articles on obstetric fistula in low-income countries. Quantitative evidence-based papers were reviewed. RESULTS Thirty-three articles met the criteria for inclusion: 18 hospital-based reviews; 6 on risk… CONTINUE READING

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