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Obstetric Fistula

  • By: Lisa Noguchi
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Obstetric fistula refers to an abnormal opening between adjacent structures in the pelvis, resulting from the compression of soft tissues by the baby's head during arrested labor, particularly during the second or “pushing” stage. Obstetric fistula is almost unheard of in ...

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