Lived experiences of women living with Obstetric Fistula in Khartoum, Sudan

Obstetric fistula (OF) is one of the devastating complication of childbirth that change women life dramatically. Fistula is abnormal openings between birth canal and bladder and/or rectum lead to involuntary leakage of urine and/or faeces. Women afterwards suffer the loss of the child and live with the physical, psychosocial and economic challenges due to incontinence. This study will look into the psychological, social impacts of OF on women lives and how they cope with these impacts through women narratives. Qualitative methods design will be used to describe the experiences of women living with fistula in Khartoum - Sudan. Data will be collected by semi-structured interviews and FGD with women and family members. Research outcome is to provide testimonies of the women living with fistula will be used to enlighten policy making in Sudan and community interventions to minimize the social consequences of fistula and to help women re-integrate back into their communities.

This is a masters degree project under the program called Master in International Community Health


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Viva Combs Thorsen

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Avdeling for samfunnsmedisin og global helse



  • Studentprosjekt – Bachelor-, master- eller spesialistoppgave

Helsefaglig forskning

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  • Ikke besvart


  • Start: juli 2016
  • Slutt: august 2017