News on Obstetric fistula

13 Avril 2016
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 Mars 2016
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 Février 2016
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 Janvier 2016
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 Mai 2015
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 Mai 2015
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 Juin 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. — « Lorsque j’avais neuf ans, je rêvais de devenir avocate », déclare Viviana Palacios, une jeune Colombienne de 23 ans, devant une salle comble lors de la deuxième journée de la conférence de l’... Read more
24 Juin 2012
MACCHA, Liban — Depuis le début de la crise en Syrie l’an dernier, près de 80 000 personnes se sont réfugiées dans les pays voisins. À lui seul, le Liban a accueilli plus de 26 000 réfugiés syriens. Les femmes et les... Read more
23 Décembre 2014
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
3 Novembre 2014
WAU, South Sudan – It seemed like the cards were stacked against Regina Awol Deng. She was forced to leave school when she was 7 years old, and to marry when she was a just teenager. She found herself pregnant at 17.... Read more