Obstetric Fistula: What About Gender Power?

Karen Roush, Ann Kurth, M. Katherine Hutchinson, Nancy Van Devanter

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Abstract

Despite over 40 years of research there has been little progress in the prevention of obstetric fistula and women continue to suffer in unacceptable numbers. Gender power imbalance has consistently been shown to have serious implications for women's reproductive health and is known to persist in regions where obstetric fistula occurs. Yet, there is limited research about the role gender power imbalance plays in childbirth practices that put women at risk for obstetric fistula. This information is vital for developing effective maternal health interventions in regions affected by obstetric fistula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-798
Number of pages12
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume33
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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Obstetrics
Fistula
Reproductive Health
Women's Health
Research
Parturition
Power (Psychology)

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Obstetric Fistula : What About Gender Power? / Roush, Karen; Kurth, Ann; Hutchinson, M. Katherine; Van Devanter, Nancy.

In: Health Care for Women International, Vol. 33, No. 9, 09.2012, p. 787-798.

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Roush, Karen ; Kurth, Ann ; Hutchinson, M. Katherine ; Van Devanter, Nancy. / Obstetric Fistula : What About Gender Power?. In: Health Care for Women International. 2012 ; Vol. 33, No. 9. pp. 787-798.
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