Factors associated with the failure of obstetric fistula repair in Guinea: implications for practice

by Alexandre Delamou, Therese Delvaux, Abdoul Habib Beavogui et al.
Reproductive Health, 2016 13:135 – Published: 8 November 2016

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The prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula still remains a concern and a challenge in low income countries. The objective of this study was to estimate the overall proportions of failure of fistula closure and incontinence among women undergoing repair for obstetric fistula in Guinea and identify its associated factors. The authors conclude that at programmatic level in Guinea, caution should be paid to the repair of women who present with a damaged urethra and those who delivered vaginally as they carry greater risks of experiencing a failure of fistula closure and incontinence.

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