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Across the developing world, millions of women live with a debilitating medical condition borne out of poverty. Obstetric Fistula is caused by prolonged labour that, without suitable medical intervention, tears a hole in the woman's birth canal, allowing body wastes to leak. Without treatment, the woman is often isolated from her family and community.The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia treats 1,300 women a year. The final film in our Fistula series looks towards the future as we follow the people working on Fistula prevention.
Click here to watch the first and the second part of our Fistula series.
Source: Al Jazeera
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