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International Business Times: Obstetric fistula: ‘I had bled the whole night when the doctor saw me – the baby had died’


International Business Times features Communications Officer Sarah Omega, who shares her experience with obstetric fistula and the obstacles she faced throughout her life.

“When I was 19, I was raped by a religious leader. I became pregnant,” Omega says. “Because of my religious background and because I was afraid as I had heard so many stories of women dying from abortions, I decided to keep the pregnancy.”

Obstetric fistula – the devastating childbirth injury affecting thousands of women

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