Dr Abosede Lewu, a medical practitioner and founder of Girl aide initiative has challenged the women to take their health treatment seriously while speaking today on health Matters.
Lewu, in a telephone interview with the anchor, Samuel Alabi speaking on the theme of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, “leaving no one behind let us commit to end fistula” said 800 women die every day from child birth and for every women that have died 20 would have suffered a life changing complication and fistula happens to be one of the life changing complication.
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Fistula in plain terms meaning abnormal communication between two organs and Obstetric fistula has being described to be very painful.
Fistula is prominent in the rural area because there are lesser medical practitioner and they tend to engage with traditional birth attendant.
Early child marriage or adolescent pregnancy can also lead to obstetric fistula when the hips are not well developed enough to allow the baby’s head to pass during the process of labour and low income women that can’t afford the antenatal care and scan are prone to be a victim of obstetric fistula.
Women need to take their health seriously, they should know that treatment is available if evaluated by your medical practitioner early.
Lewu also charged parents not give their children in marriage at an early age.
Full Interview on our PHR Podcast Below