Harmful traditions contribute to traumatic birth injuries in Chad

Harmful traditions contribute to traumatic birth injuries in Chad

By Paul Okolo N’Djamena Chad – Like many child brides, Micheline Yotoudjim suffered terribly after she was married. She was married off at age 14, became pregnant at 16, and then experienced a prolonged, obstructed labour. Her baby was eventually delivered through a Caesarean section, but died four days later. The complications caused Ms. Yotoudjim to develop an obstetric fistula – a hole in the birth canal that causes chronic incontinence. It can also lead to…

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