Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2018 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Experience of Women with Obstetric Fistula following Corrective Surgery: A Qualitative Study in Benadir and Mudug Regions, Somalia

Table 2

Themes and categories that emerged.


Challenges of living with obstetric fistula(i) Physical challenges
 (a) Mell and wounds
 (b) Urine and fecal incontinence
(ii) Psychosocial challenges
 (a) Stigma and isolation
 (b) Disrupted marital relationships and immediate divorces
(iii) Socioeconomic challenges
 (a) Dependency and powerlessness
 (b) Profound poverty and financial constraints

Coping strategy(iv) Withdrawal from the community
(v) Improved personal hygiene

Source: thematic analysis of the field data 2017.