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How does an obstetric fistula affect my quality of life?

An obstetric fistula can significantly affect your quality of life. People with this illness may be socially isolated due to uncontrolled bodily functions. They may be prevented from performing daily tasks and having a normal life. Family and work life may be disrupted. Fortunately, treatment is available and is often successful.

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