News on Obstetric fistula

20 Mayo 2016
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MULANJE, Malawi – Alice Sabuni has been living with obstetric fistula since 1949, when she gave birth to her first child, at age 17, a year after she was married. Now 83, many of her recollections from those days have... Read more
13 Abril 2016
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DHARAN, Nepal – When Rita Devi Chaudhary gave birth to her first child, at age 23, a small fistula that had caused her mild discomfort since age 10 tore into a much larger injury. As a result, like many of the 2 million... Read more
24 Marzo 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – During the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), UNFPA announced that it was appointing actor and activist Ashley Judd as UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador for the Empowerment of Adolescent... Read more
23 Febrero 2016
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BATOURI, Cameroon – Due to complications during the birth of her 11th child, Zandelé Colette, now 56, underwent an emergency caesarean section. However, the procedure occurred too late to save the child, who died... Read more
7 Enero 2016
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Micheline Yotoudjim (left), a fistula survivor, helps other women with obstetric fistula through the treatment process. Here, she sits with a woman at the National Centre for Fistula Treatment in N'Djamena, Chad. © UNFPA/Ollivier Girard
N’DJAMENA, Chad – Like many child brides, Micheline Yotoudjim suffered terribly after she was married. She was married off at age 14, became pregnant at 16, and then experienced a prolonged, obstructed labour. Her baby... Read more
20 Mayo 2015
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Carleta Eugenio Francisco has reclaimed her life after recovering from an obstetric fistula. She is now a community activist, helping to improve the health of women and girls in her community. © UNFPA Mozambique
NAMORROI, Mozambique – In just one year, the life of 21-year-old Carleta Eugenio Francisco has transformed completely. Before, she was isolated in her community in Namarroi District, Mozambique, stigmatized for... Read more
22 Mayo 2015
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Dr. Nazneen Begum and Dr. Ruksana Khanum check on patients at the National Management Centre for Obstetric Fistula. For many women suffering from obstetric fistula, treatment is not enough. Skills training and counselling are essential to overcoming the stigma and isolation related to the condition. © Nicolas Axelrod/Ruom for UNFPA
DHAKA, Bangladesh – For women suffering from obstetric fistula, a traumatic and debilitating childbirth injury, the effects are much more than physical. The condition often leaves them stigmatized by their communities,... Read more
9 Junio 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — "A la edad de nueve años soñaba con ser abogada", confesó Viviana Palacios, de 23 años y procedente de Colombia, ante un auditorio abarrotado durante la segunda jornada de la Conferencia de Women... Read more
24 Junio 2012
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MACCHA, el Líbano— Desde el comienzo de la crisis en Siria el año pasado, casi 80 000 personas han buscado refugio en los países vecinos. Solo al Líbano han huido más de 26 000 refugiados sirios. Dado que la gran... Read more
23 Diciembre 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for increased actions to end obstetric fistula. The largely preventable condition is estimated to afflict some 2 million... Read more

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