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Obstetric fistulae in southern Mozambique: incidence, obstetric characteristics and treatment

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Sibone Mocumbi, Claudia Hanson, Ulf Högberg, Helena Boene, Peter von Dadelszen, Anna Bergström, Khátia Munguambe, Esperança Sevene

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147
Number of pages1
JournalPost reproductive health
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017

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Obstetric fistula is one of the most devastating consequences of unmet needs in obstetric services. Systematic reviews suggest that the pooled incidence of fistulae in community-based studies is 0.09 per 1000 recently pregnant women; however, as facility delivery is increasing, for the most part, in Africa, incidence of fistula should decrease. Few population-based studies on fistulae have been undertaken in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Mozambique. This study aimed to estimate the incidence of obstetric fistulae in recently delivered mothers, and to describe the clinical characteristics and care, as well as the outcome, after surgical repair.

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