UNFPA campaign to end Fistula
Each year some 50,000-100,000 women sustain an obstetric fistula which is a preventable and treatable condition.
Obstetric fistula is usually the result of obstructed labour coupled with a lack of appropriate medical intervention - typically a Caesarean section - to relieve it. For a variety of reasons, fistula disproportionately affects very young and very poor women. Addressing this isolating condition, especially within the context of making motherhood safer for all women, is at the very heart of UNFPA’s mandate to promote reproductive health.
Submitted on Mon, 06/23/2003 - 23:00