How women cope with sex after surgery for vesico-vaginal fistula
What is it about?
Obstetric fistula (leading to leakage of urine or feces through the vagina) is a common preventable complication of pregnancy often caused by prolonged obstructed labor. Management often focuses on surgical repair without much attention on how the condition affects the sexual life of the women. This study investigated the sexual activities of married women who had successful fistula surgery.
Why is it important?
The study made important discoveries about the sexual problems faced by the women after the leakage of urine and feces had been stopped. The findings encourage caregivers to include management of sexual difficulties in the rehabilitation program for obstetric fistula patients
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Bassey Edet Edem and Dr Stephen Ajen Anzaku
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