Obstetric fistula: The devastating childbirth injury that’s not being talked about

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International Business Times features the story of Dorca Nyelich, a fistula patient who received free reparative surgery through Action on Fistula, after suffering for more than 50 years. Read the full article below:

Obstetric fistula: The devastating childbirth injury that’s not being talked about

An obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth, often leaving women incontinent, shunned by society and further entrenching them in poverty. A fistula is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum, caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment.

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