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Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant was interviewed by Voice of America for this Q&A about obstetric fistula in Asia. It aired on VOA’s radio program, Daybreak Asia, on March 17, 2014.
Q&A with Kate Grant: Helping Women with Fistulas
March 17, 2014
GRANT: It’s basically a hole between an internal organ and the outside world that shouldn’t exist. In this case, it’s holes in bladder, vaginas, sometimes rectum that leave a woman incontinent. So again, it’s a childbirth injury that occurs because women don’t have access to emergency obstetric care that leaves them incontinent. The good news is most of the time those fistulas can be sewn up by a trained surgeon and that woman can be given back continence and health.
ALONZO: How many women in Asia are affected by this?