Supporting surgery for obstetric fistula.

  title={Supporting surgery for obstetric fistula.},
  author={Rebecca Coombes},
  volume={329 7475},
1125 Obstetric fistula is rare in Western countries, thanks to the wide availability of caesarean section, but the potentially devastating childbirth injury continues to affect an estimated two million women throughout the developing world. This type of fistula arises from ischaemia during prolonged obstructed labour. Fistulas can form between the vagina and bladder or rectum, causing continuous leakage of urine or faeces. Poverty is the main risk factor for fistula, which the World Health… CONTINUE READING

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