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Africa’s New Epidemic Threatens Pregnant Women

Obstetric fistula, a severe injury caused by prolonged childbirth labor, is occurring at an alarming rate in Africa where many births are performed without medical assistance. Women who develop this condition often lose their babies and are rejected by their husbands because of the resulting foul odor and inability to have children.