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The International Journal of Obstetric Trauma (IJOTR) is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication of ISOFS devoted to publishing articles in all fields of obstetric trauma. It aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and findings from researchers across different cultures and also seeks to promote the transfer of knowledge between professionals by emphasizing findings in obstetric trauma which are of interest or applicable to Western practices.

IJOTR was founded in re cognition of the fact that there was the need for a freely accessible low cost journal of educational and research value for the obstetric fistula community. That encompasses the wide ranging physical, social and psychological obstetric trauma encountered by those working in the field.  We also recognise that skill in management of the obstetric fistula holds great relevance for the wider scientific community who are now beginning to realise that obstetric trauma consist of more than just perineal trauma.

We aim to expand the scientific college of the fistula community by encouraging contributions from emerging scholars particularly from developing countries who may make important contributions to the field if they received some help in improving their articles. We aim to provide such help where we think it is needed and justified. This will enable access to new research and ideas by the less endowed parts of the scientific community, and provide wide circulation of ideas through open access.

The first issue of the International Journal of Obstetric trauma is now online. Clicking on the picture will take you directly to the journal. Clicking on the individual articles will enable you to comment about each article.



Challenges in treating obstetric fistula in AfghanistanSofia Azeem Hail

Fistulas for beginners: objective characteristics and setting standards as based on evidence - Kees Waaldijk

Quality care for rectovaginal fistulaTebeu et al

Demographic and medical profiles of patients with obstetric fistula in Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya - Khisa et al

Early breakdown of fistula repair after discharge. Is it really a problem?Hancock, Constantine.

The West Africa Fistula Foundation (WAFF) Staging of Vesico-vaginal Fistulas - Maggi et al

Yankan Gishiri (Salt Cut) - Amir Yola


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