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Obstetric fistula in Africa

Owojuyigbe, Hezekiah G (2013) Obstetric fistula in Africa. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh.

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Obstetric fistula as a debilitating complication of labor obstruction is a major public health concern that requires urgent public health interventions. This review looked into a number of major factors that affect obstetric fistula (OF) prevalence, prevention and management in the underdeveloped and developing countries. These contributing factors namely cultural practices of teenage and/or forced marriages leading to earlier pregnancies, extreme poverty, poorly equipped health care services, and lack of education and knowledge about the causes of obstetric fistula. Obstetric fistula is obviously a problem afflicting thousands of women in the underdeveloped and developing nations of the world, women education and empowerment, improved health care services, and poverty alleviation in regions in question would bring some improvement to this “public health problem called obstetric fistula”


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master's Thesis)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Owojuyigbe, Hezekiah G
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLaPorte, Ronald / Erlaporte@pitt.eduRLAPORTEUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberAlbert, Steven /Msmalbert@pitt.eduSMALBERTUNSPECIFIED
Date: 12 April 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Multidisciplinary MPH
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 19:41
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 12:00


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