Resources on Obstetric fistula

As the world commemorates the contributions of the United Nations over the past 70 years, UNFPA is proud of its role in ensuring that people come first and that no one is left behind.

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The present report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 69/148. Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury that leaves women and girls incontinent and often stigmatized and isolated from their families and communities.

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In Niger, which has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, these 16 extraordinary girls refused to become child brides.

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In 1950, there were 205 million persons aged 60 or over in the world.By 2012, the number of older persons had increased to almost 810 million.It is projected to more than double by 2050, reaching 2 billion.

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In 1950, there were 205 million persons aged 60 or over in the world.By 2012, the number of older persons had increased to almost 810 million.It is projected to more than double by 2050, reaching 2 billion.

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In 2013, we will mark the 10th anniversary of the Campaign to End Fistula.Over the last decade, many people, from experts to activists, have dedicated their lives and professional efforts to raise awareness about this devastating condition, increase access to prevention and treatment, and give women and girls suffering with fistula another chance in life.

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Obstetric fistula is a severe morbidity caused when a woman or girl suffers from prolonged obstructed labour without timely access to emergency obstetric care, notably a Caesarean section.

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The present report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 67/147. Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury that leaves women incontinent and often stigmatized and isolated from their...

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Obstetric fistula is a preventable and in most cases, treatable childbirth injury that leaves women incontinent, ashamed and often isolated from their communities.

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