One of our lovely members has created a natural barrier salve perfect for ladies suffering from painful skin conditions as a result of an obstetric fistula. Fistulas are not only are a nuisance for those suffering with a fistula, but they can be very painful due to the effect the fluid has on the […]
American Bill HR2888 – ‘The Obstetric Fistula Prevention, Treatment, Hope and Dignity Restoration Act of 2010’
American Congressman Carolyn Maloney from New York City has just introduced legislation, “The Obstetric Fistula Prevention, Treatment, Hope and Dignity Restoration Act of 2010,” H.R. 5441, which would authorize funding to prevent and treat women suffering from obstetric fistula in developing countries. We are concerned that the legislation is almost a word-for-word copy of the […]
In 2012 the United Nations put out a report stating that Obstetric Fistula has been eradicated in developed countries. It was a pretty arrogant statement considering the women I had met and spoken to since 2011 who have suffered this debilitating condition and the fact that the UN offered no explanation as to how they […]
You may remember Sarah’s story and her visit to Uganda in my previous blog posts. She recently revisited ‘The Doctors’ about her rectovaginal surgery results and chatted about Rectovaginal Fistula surgery. You can watch the video here.
Read what it is like to live with an Obstetric Fistula. A blog written by one of our members. http://sarahwithafistula.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/hello-world/
One of my Obstetric Fistula ladies recently underwent surgery #20 in the hopes of a repair. This is her story and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for sharing it with us. Emma – I first noticed a pea-sized lump on my perineum about 6 years ago. It seemed to come and […]
Recently one of our Living with Obstetric Fistula members travelled to Uganda to visit the Fistula clinics. Last year Sarah was instrumental in highlighting our plight on American TV when she and her surgeon talked about Obstetric Fistula on the American Doctors show. As a result of this, she was given the opportunity to travel […]
This week it has been announced that Australia has won a seat on the UN Security Council starting on 1 January 2013, the entire process of getting this seat took five years and cost $25million. Australia was one of the founding members of the UN and played a big part in drafting the articles of […]
Welcome to this site. It has been set up for women who have suffered from an Obstetric Fistula in a developed country. The mantra for this website is Empower – Educate – Eradicate. Rest assured you are not alone.