What is obstetric fistulae?
Women who experience obstetric fistulae suffer constant incontinence, shame, social segregation and health problems. It is estimated that more than 2 million women live with untreated obstetric fistulae in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Obstetric fistulae are preventable; they can largely be avoided by:
Obstetric fistulae are repairable; they can be repaired by:
- Early diagnosis of failure to progress in labor and delivery
- the diagnosis of obstructed labor
- timely access to skilled essential and emergency obstetric care
MaterCare International believes firmly that ALL mothers should have access to prenatal care, safe and clean facilities to deliver, and competent and well-trained medical staff to care for them.
- Access to a skilled, compassionate and competent surgeon
Find out more: obstetric fistula, causes, treatment and prevention here on our blog at: http://matercare-international.blogspot.ca/p/members-forum.html