News on Obstetric fistula

1 Julio 2019
Ms. Kaleso suffered stigma and isolation stemming from fistula for a year before she got treatment. © UNFPA Malawi
LILONGWE, Malawi – Monica Kaleso loved to go to school. She studied hard and never missed class. Her dream of becoming a medical doctor was on course until 2013, when, at the age of 17, she began a relationship with a... Leer más
22 Mayo 2019
Farah* recently received surgical treatment for obstetric fistula. She says she can now "live a normal life." © UNFPA Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan – “I saw myself as the living dead,” 50-year-old Laila* told UNFPA. She suffered terribly while giving birth in Pakistan 27 years ago. The prolonged, obstructed labour left her with an obstetric... Leer más
21 Mayo 2019
Keflene Yakobo es ahora embajador fístula en su comunidad y ayuda a otras mujeres que padecen fístula a recuperar sus vidas. © UNFPA Tanzania/Bright Warren
SIMIYU, República Unida de Tanzania - Keflene Yakobo intentó hacer todo lo correcto durante su embarazo. Aunque era joven —se casó a los 17 años y quedó embarazada a los 19— era diligente en los chequeos periódicos. "... Leer más
20 Mayo 2019
Estudiantes de partería del Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud en Hargeisa, Somalilandia están aprendiendo cómo ayudar con las complicaciones del parto causadas por la mutilación genital femenina. © UNFPA / Georgina Goodwin
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York - "He conocido a muchas mujeres que han sufrido enormemente durante el trabajo de parto", afirmó la Dra. Kenza Aden, médica generalista en Djibouti. Esto ocurre porque la mayoría de sus... Leer más
3 Mayo 2019
No es la misma maternidad que vivió tu madre. © UNFPA/Bruno Feder
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York - Hace veinticinco años el mundo se transformaba. Sudáfrica celebró sus primeras elecciones multirraciales y eligió a Nelson Mandela como presidente. Suecia empezó a permitir el registro de... Leer más
18 Septiembre 2018
DHARAN, Nepal – At the age of 17, Palesh Devi Rajdhobi was married off to a man she had never met. One year later, she gave birth to her first child. Then another, and another. When she was pregnant with her sixth, she... Leer más
25 Junio 2018
Najat suffered a traumatic birth injury, and nearly died, after her in-laws refused to take her to a hospital during labour. © National Midwives Association/UNFPA
SANA’A, Yemen – Najat, a trained midwife, was well aware of the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth. But when her own health needs and professional judgment clashed with her husband’s traditional ideas, she suffered in... Leer más
12 Junio 2018
Women and girls celebrating after their successful fistula repair surgeries at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown © UNFPA Sierra Leone 2018/Angelique Reid
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – “When I became pregnant in December 2016, I never attended a health clinic,” said 19-year-old Katimu Kanneh. “I drank traditional medicines supplied to me by traditional birth attendants in the... Leer más
23 Mayo 2018
Margret Rambiki lived with obstetric fistula for 13 years. Finally, her mother learned how she could get relief. © UNFPA Malawi/Henry Chimbali
MULANJE DISTRICT, Malawi – Margret Rambiki was just a teenager, married at 14, when she nearly died in childbirth. It was 2002 in the Mulanje District of southern Malawi. A child bride, Ms. Rambiki may have been... Leer más
22 Mayo 2018
A health worker checks on a pregnant woman during a home visit. Access to quality maternal health care, especially emergency care during childbirth, is essential to preventing obstetric fistula. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
JIMMA, Ethiopia – After her wedding at age 20 in the Seka District of Ethiopia, Birkisa Aba Nega became pregnant. Then again, and again. Four of the five children she delivered died, and she was left with a debilitating... Leer más