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MSF OBGYN Stephen Torres describes best- and worst-case scenarios at the MSF project in Bo.
MSF is providing reproductive health care to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon's Bekaa valley.
Obstetric fistulas affect some two million women worldwide. MSF is training gynecologists to treat this devastating condition.
Obstetric fistulas are one of the most serious consequences of obstructed labor. An estimated 2 million women in developing countries are living with fistulas, many on the margins of society.
Women who survive complicated deliveries can develop fistulas. Struck by incontinence, they live hidden away from others, resigned to their fate and suffering in silence.
For the communities of Port Sudan, discussions on reproductive health were often taboo. But with community members taking a leading role in health promotion, things are changing.
In the past six months, MSF has cared for hundreds of women facing complicated deliveries at its emergency obstetrics program in Balochistan.
Each month, between 200 and 300 new patients come to the MSF clinic in Lae. They have all been raped, beaten or attacked with knives.
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