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Can an obstetric fistula be prevented?

Obstetric fistulas can be prevented with timely and proper medical treatment. If a pregnant woman has access to readily available medical intervention, such as a caesarean section, when childbirth difficulties occur, the development of an obstetric fistula can be avoided. Proper nourishment and prenatal health care are also helpful in preventing an obstetric fistula. Some organizations, such as the Campaign to End Fistula, believe that addressing the issues of poverty and sexual education can also contribute to preventing obstetric fistulas.

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