• Obstetric Fistula
  • Obstetric Fistula is totally preventable and also curable. (medindia.net)
  • In December, 2012, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly designated May 23 as the "International Day to End Obstetric Fistula" to be observed annually beginning from 2013. (medindia.net)
  • This day was designated towards advocacy and awareness of this preventable and treatable condition, to take actions towards ending obstetric fistula and improving the health-related quality of lives of women. (medindia.net)
  • According to Dr. Babatunde Ostomehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, obstetric fistula is a reflection of issues of health inequities and access, gender-based issues like child marriage and early child-bearing and chronic human rights violation. (medindia.net)
  • On May 23 this year, the UN, its Member States and partners of the Campaign to End Fistula along with others will mark the annual International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. (medindia.net)
  • Obstetric fistula is a medical condition in which a hole develops in the birth canal as a result of childbirth. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, in Burkina Faso, most citizens do not believe an obstetric fistula to be a medical condition, but as a divine punishment or a curse for disloyal or disrespectful behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • Crohn's
  • Diabetics, individuals with compromised immune systems ( AIDS , cancer) and individuals with certain gastrointestinal diseases (Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease) are at increased risk of developing fistulas. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • complication
  • This was due to the presence of an urethrovaginal fistula (a known complication of this type of surgery) that had developed because of the non-healing of the urethral excision. (jmw.co.uk)
  • Another potential urinary complication of phalloplasty is a urethral stricture. (verywell.com)
  • suffer
  • Many women live in shame and often suffer from depression as they are left dealing with leaking urine, faeces or both. (medindia.net)
  • Further, only a quarter of women who suffer a fistula in their first birth are able to have a living baby, and therefore have minuscule chances of conceiving a healthy baby later on. (wikipedia.org)
  • geriatric
  • This paper will address limitations surrounding how and when current definitions can be used to detect a CAUTI in a urologic patient, and propose alternative methods for CAUTI diagnosis in specific populations including geriatric, neurogenic bladder, and lower urinary tract reconstruction. (auanet.org)
  • Africa
  • Some experts suggest that in parts of Africa, as many as 3-4 women develop these fistulas out of every 1,000 births. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The Campaign to End Fistula was launched by UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and its partners in 2003 and is present in 50 countries across Africa, Asia and parts of Arabia. (medindia.net)
  • childbirth
  • Although both these types of fistulas are uncommon in the developed world, they are common in poor developing countries and result from long, difficult labor and childbirth , especially in very young girls. (thefreedictionary.com)