Social Experiences of Women with Obstetric Fistula Seeking Treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda

by Marielle Meurice, Rene Genadry, Carol Heimer et al.
Annals of Global Health (2017)

28 pp. 876 kB

Obstetric fistula is a preventable and treatable condition predominately affecting women in low-income countries. Understanding the social context of obstetric fistula may lead to improved prevention and treatment. The study subjects experienced substantial changes in their social lives due to obstetric fistula and there were a variety of beliefs regarding the cause. The complex social context is an important component to understanding how to prevent and treat obstetric fistula. Further elucidation of these factors may bolster current efforts in prevention and holistic treatment.

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