Obstetric vesicovaginal fistula as an international public-health problem

@article{Wall2006ObstetricVF,
  title={Obstetric vesicovaginal fistula as an international public-health problem},
  author={L. Lewis Wall},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={368},
  pages={1201-1209}
}
  • L. Wall
  • Published 30 September 2006
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
Vesicovaginal fistula is a devastating injury in which an abnormal opening forms between a woman's bladder and vagina, resulting in urinary incontinence. This condition is rare in developed countries, but in developing countries it is a common complication of childbirth resulting from prolonged obstructed labour. Estimates suggest that at least 3 million women in poor countries have unrepaired vesicovaginal fistulas, and that 30 000-130 000 new cases develop each year in Africa alone. The… Expand
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