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Monday, January 12, 2004

UN works to end obstetric fistula
Every year some 50,000-100,000 women sustain an obstetric fistula while giving birth.

Unless offered surgery, this internal tearing results in the mother leaking urine + faeces uncontrollably, which often leads to them being ostracised by those around them...

However, for as little as $60 this ailment can be treated, and the lives of sufferers transformed for the better...

Follow these links to find out what the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is doing to end fistula and make motherhood safer for women.