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Enabling to Ensure Women's Rights: Help an Obstetric Fistula Patient
This brochure, developed in Bangladesh, explains what fistula is, the scope of the problem, and EngenderHealth activities in Bangladesh that address obstetric fistula.
Files: English (PDF, 3.93MB)

Obstetric Fistula Brief
This document explains what obstetric fistula is, why it occurs, and where treatment and rehabilitation can be sought. It also provides images and explanations for methods to prevent fistula.
Files: Bangla (PDF, 5.1MB)

Obstetric Fistula Care Identification Checklist
This poster, aimed at providers and developed in Bangladesh, provides three questions (Woman delivered? Labor pains persisted for more than 12 hours? Continuous leaking of urine or feces through vaginal passage after delivery?) for which positive answers for all three means the client should be referred to a facility. It also listed the names and locations of four Fistula Care partner sites and 10 government hospitals where treatment can be received for free.
Files: English (PDF, 148KB) and Bangla (PDF, 230KB)

Obstetric Fistula: A Devastating Maternal Injury
This picture book is designed to support health service providers and field-level workers in raising awareness among local leaders and the general population about obstetric fistula and engaging these audiences in the effort to prevent obstetric fistula and improve maternal health in their communities. This teaching aid is available in Bangla.
Files: English (PDF, 4.1MB) and Bangla (PDF,7.7MB)

Obstetric Fistula: A Tragic Experience
Developed in Bangladesh, this bilingual (English/Bangla) booklet provides stories of women who have suffered from obstetric fistula and health care workers who provide treatment.
Files: English/Bangla (PDF, 3.6MB)

Poster on Obstetric Fistula
This poster, developed in Bangladesh, explains causes and symptoms of fistula and list four Fistula Care partner sites and 10 government hospitals where free care is available.
Files: Bangla (PDF, 831KB)

Poster on Postoperative Care for Obstetric Fistula Clients
This poster, developed in Bangladesh, gives guidance to providers about caring for postoperative fistula clients.
Files: Bangla (PDF, 613KB)

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This resource was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), under the terms of the cooperative agreement GHS-A-00-07-00021-00. The information provided on this resource is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the USAID or the U.S. Government.