‘Social Stigma’ Surrounding Obstetric Fistula Must End, UNFPA Executive Director Says On International Day

U.N. News: End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers, urges U.N. reproductive health chief
“…Marking the International Day on 23 May to end the almost entirely preventable condition [of fistula], the head of the U.N.’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said that sufferers continue to ‘face devastating social stigma.’ ‘Shame, isolation, and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric fistula,’ said Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA’s executive director, in a statement issued on Thursday…” (5/23).

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