Should I tell my child's school about her obstetric fistula?

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If you have a young daughter who has experienced difficulty in childbearing and is now diagnosed with an obstetric fistula, you should inform your child's school about the condition. Although your child may be able to attend school, she may not want to for social reasons. Your child's school needs to be prepared so that it can provide special education services for your child. A young girl with this disorder may not be able to participate in school activities and will need support and encouragement.

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