Building Awareness of the Link Between Fistula and Gender-Based Violence

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By: Lindsay Mallick, Data Analyst, The DHS Program

In light of International Day to End Fistula on May 23, it is imperative to work towards minimizing occurrence of fistula by building awareness around conditions that contribute to and result from this morbidity. A study examining the relationship between fistula and violence conducted by the DHS program shows yet another disheartening correlation between gender-based violence and poor health outcomes for women. It provides even more impetus for training and sensitivity for women’s health care providers in this area…read more