A Multidisciplinary Approach to Obstetric Fistula in Africa
This book applies a multi-disciplinary lens to examine obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury that results from prolonged, obstructed labor. While obstetric fistula can be prevented with emergency obstetric care, it continues to occur primarily in resource-limited settings. In this volume, specialists in the anthropological, psychological, public health, and biomedical disciplines, as well as health policy experts and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations discuss a scoping overview on obstetric fistula, including prevention, treatment, and reducing stigma for survivors. This comprehensive resource is useful in understanding the risk factors, epidemiology, and social, psychological, and medical effects of obstetric fistula.Topics explored include:A Human Rights Approach Toward Eradicating Obstetric FistulaObstetric Fistula: A Case of Miscommunication – Social Experiences of Women with Obstetric FistulaClassification of Female Genital Tract FistulasTraining and Capacity-Building in the Provision of Fistula Treatment ServicesDesigning Preventive Strategies for Obstetric FistulaSexual Function in Women with Obstetric FistulaSocial and Reproductive Health of Women After Obstetric Fistula RepairMaking the Case for Holistic Fistula CareAddressing Mental Health in Obstetric Fistula PatientsPhysical Therapy for Women with Obstetric FistulaA Multidisciplinary Approach to Obstetric Fistula in Africa is designed for professional use by NGOs, international aid organizations, governmental and multilateral agencies, healthcare providers, public health specialists, anthropologists, and others who aim to improve maternal health across the globe. Although the book’s geographic focus is Africa, it may serve as a useful resource for individuals who aim to address obstetric fistula in other settings. The book may also be used as an educational tool in courses/programs that focus on Global Health, Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology, Medical Anthropology, Gender/Women's Studies, Obstetrics, Global Medicine, Nursing, and Midwifery.
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