Social and economic consequences of obstetric fistula: Life changed forever?

@article{Ahmed2007SocialAE,
  title={Social and economic consequences of obstetric fistula: Life changed forever?},
  author={S. Ahmed and Sara A Holtz},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={99}
}
  • S. Ahmed, S. Holtz
  • Published 1 November 2007
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
To summarize the social, economic, emotional, and psychological consequences incurred by women with obstetric fistula; present the results of a meta‐analysis for 2 major consequences, divorce/separation and perinatal loss; and report on improvements in health and self‐esteem and on the possibility of social reintegration following successful fistula repair. 
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