“I am home all the time. I don’t go out to the market, I don’t go to church,” says the 35-year-old, speaking through a translator in a crowded ward at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in the country’s capital, Kampala.
Every time Mary drinks something, her bladder empties out the contents and she is forced to constantly pat herself dry with old clothes.
Mary has obstetric fistula. Defined as a hole between the vagina and the bladder, or between the vagina and rectum of a woman that results in the constant leakage of urine and/or faeces through the vagina. The medical condition is predominantly caused by prolonged or obstructed labour lasting more than 24 hours." Read article by Amy Fallon from IPS