PBS NewsHour

Erasing the pain and taboo of this female injury

Clip: 12/27/2017 | 6m 56s | Video has closed captioning.

Roughly one million women in the developing world suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury that results from inadequate medical care and causes incontinence. But beyond the physical effects, the condition can subject them to shame and isolation from their families. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya on efforts to offer treatment and reintegrate women back into communities.

Aired: 12/27/17

Rating: NR

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