#32: What is Obstetric Fistula?

Katie Breen
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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Katie interviews Lindsey Pollaczek, Vice President of Programs for the Fistula Foundation. Fistula is a childbirth injury largely eradicated in the developed world, but still devastating women in the poorest countries. It's treatable with life-transforming surgery. Lindsey explains what obstetric fistula is, why it's harmful to mothers and fatal to their babies, and what we can do to stop it. 

The episode can be heard at the SoundCloud player on this page, or on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Overcast, or wherever else you get your podcasts.

Show Notes:

Recommendations from Lindsey for learning more about fistula - 

Cutting for Stone, a fictional novel 

A Walk to Beautiful, a documentary