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More than 30,000 Fistula Repair Surgeries Supported by USAID

USAID-supported projects work to improve access to routine and emergency obstetric care and cesarean deliveries for women who experience complications during labor and delivery. Photo credit: EngenderHealth

USAID commemorates today’s first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by celebrating a milestone in global maternal health. Read more >>

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Photo Essay: Community Volunteers Help Women Suffering from Fistula in Guinea

The average Guinean woman will have six children during her lifetime, but due to the lack of obstetric care, many develop fistula, a painful injury that is especially traumatic due to the stigma associated with it. During obstructed labor, a baby’s head may be pressed against his mother’s pelvic bone, cutting off circulation to tissue […]

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Repairing Obstetric Fistula in Nigeria

Women with fistula are stigmatized among their peers and by society in general. Read more >>

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