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Root causes and social consequences of birth injuries in Western Uganda.

Root causes and social consequences of birth injuries in Western Uganda.
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Angell JN, Busingye P, Ganyaglo GY, Moyer CA,


Angell JN, Busingye P, Ganyaglo GY, Moyer CA, (click to view)

Angell JN, Busingye P, Ganyaglo GY, Moyer CA,

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International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2017 07 08() doi 10.1002/ijgo.12257
Abstract

Incontinence-inducing delivery injuries, such as obstetric fistula and anal-sphincter tears, are devastating sequelae of prolonged and obstructed labor, and can only be repaired through surgery. Such injuries are most prevalent in settings where delays and limitations in accessing emergency obstetric services are common [1, 2]. The 2011 Demographic and Health Survey of Uganda [3] estimated that 2% of Ugandan women have experienced obstetric fistula and resulting trans-vaginal urine or fecal incontinence. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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