She is talking about the debilitating injury that affects women from low-income groups and makes life a living nightmare. Sustained during pregnancy or childbirth, the complication causes a hole to form between the birth canal and bladder, resulting in continuous, uncontrollable flow of urine and sometimes faeces.
Blind since childhood, Razia was married at the tender age of 14 and developed fistula soon afterwards...." Read article by Imran Nabi in Dawn.com/news/
Please note: Very young mothers like Razia are five times more likely to die in childbirth and develop complications such as obstetric fistula. Child marriage is one of the tragic consequences of gendercide -- when there aren't enough women to go around, men turn to younger girls to find brides. The Gendercide Awareness Project, in partnership with several other organizations, is screening a film about child marriage on Thursday, February 11. We hope you'll join us!