Understanding reproductive health and sexual rights for married adolescent women living in urban slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163093
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Understanding reproductive health and sexual rights for married adolescent women living in urban slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Author(s):
Rashid, Sabina
Author Details:
Sabina Rashid, Assistant Professor, BRAC University, Dhaka, Banglades, email: sabin@bracuniversity.ac.bd
Abstract:
Issues: Abandoned and ostracized women with obstetric fistulas need proper attention. EngenderHealth's (EH) twin pronged approach is an important step to help them. Description: With the support from UNFPA, EH, BCO conducted the situation analysis of obstetric fistulas in Bangladesh in 2003. The estimated prevalence of obstetric fistula is 1.69 per 1000 ever-married women. From October 2004 EH has started working on treatment and prevention of Obstetric Fistula with financial support from USAID. The first activity was an assessment. The main objectives of the assessment were: to review the current approach of fistula management and prevention; assess training needs; assess community perception about the occurrence and prevention of fistulas, and assess the current referral system. Based on the assessment findings EH has started working with 3 hospitals and 3 districts. EH is providing skills based training and equipment, and renovating the facilities. EH is also working to raise community awareness for prevention, and raising local money to provide subsidies to clients for their travel and incidental expenses. Results: With the support of EH, hospitals have started renovation activities. After receiving the training, one hospital has started providing fistula services. EH was able to get some money from one corporate office to support the fistula clients. Lesions Learned: Obstetric fistula is a hidden problem in rural Bangladesh. Reconstruction surgery is not available. Health facilities have the capacity to provide services, if skilled providers could be ensured with some renovation activities. Fistula patients do not have the money to avail services and community people do not know how and where to get the treatment, or how to prevent the occurrence of obstetric fistulas.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUnderstanding reproductive health and sexual rights for married adolescent women living in urban slums in Dhaka, Bangladeshen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRashid, Sabinaen_US
dc.author.detailsSabina Rashid, Assistant Professor, BRAC University, Dhaka, Banglades, email: sabin@bracuniversity.ac.bden_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163093-
dc.description.abstractIssues: Abandoned and ostracized women with obstetric fistulas need proper attention. EngenderHealth's (EH) twin pronged approach is an important step to help them. Description: With the support from UNFPA, EH, BCO conducted the situation analysis of obstetric fistulas in Bangladesh in 2003. The estimated prevalence of obstetric fistula is 1.69 per 1000 ever-married women. From October 2004 EH has started working on treatment and prevention of Obstetric Fistula with financial support from USAID. The first activity was an assessment. The main objectives of the assessment were: to review the current approach of fistula management and prevention; assess training needs; assess community perception about the occurrence and prevention of fistulas, and assess the current referral system. Based on the assessment findings EH has started working with 3 hospitals and 3 districts. EH is providing skills based training and equipment, and renovating the facilities. EH is also working to raise community awareness for prevention, and raising local money to provide subsidies to clients for their travel and incidental expenses. Results: With the support of EH, hospitals have started renovation activities. After receiving the training, one hospital has started providing fistula services. EH was able to get some money from one corporate office to support the fistula clients. Lesions Learned: Obstetric fistula is a hidden problem in rural Bangladesh. Reconstruction surgery is not available. Health facilities have the capacity to provide services, if skilled providers could be ensured with some renovation activities. Fistula patients do not have the money to avail services and community people do not know how and where to get the treatment, or how to prevent the occurrence of obstetric fistulas.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:33:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:33:37Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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