The goal of surgery is not just to close the "hole" Or to portray the women as
“miserable,” “downcast” and “ashamed” as according to Maggie Bangser this masks the strength and resilience of many of women.
She says that "depicting women with fistula as helpless may move hearts, but undermines their dignity.
Surgeons should continue to use every opportunity to highlighlight the preventable nature of obstetric fistula lesions and call for the design and delivery of health systems that work for women.
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