Obstetric Fistula: Guiding Principles for Clinical Management and Program Development

This is a practical guide intended for health-care professionals and planners, policy-makers and community leaders. It strives to draw attention to the urgent issue of obstetric fistula and advocates for change. It provides essential, factual background information along with principles for developing fistula prevention and treatment strategies and programs. The guide can also be used to implement and scale up effective programs for the elimination of obstetric fistula.

Included are sections on:

  • Principles for the development of a national or sub-national strategy for the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula
  • Principles for the social reintegration and rehabilitation of women who have had an obstetric fistula repair

Last modified: July 23, 2021

Language: English, French