Barriers to obstetric fistula treatment in low-income countries: A systematic review

by Rachel Bach, Charlotte Warren, Zoe Baker et al.
Tropical Medicine & International Health, 16 May 2017

40 pp. 545 kB

Obstetric fistula is a maternal morbidity that occurs in some low-income countries despite its near eradication elsewhere decades ago. While barriers to fistula treatment may be identified, their alleviation is difficult and requires sustainable interventions that target several barriers. There is a lack of scientific studies on fistula prevalence in different populations and a lack of studies on overcoming barriers to fistula treatment.

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