VVF is a urogenital condition
No fewer than 150 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) patients have undergone successful operations at the Maryam Abacha Women and Children Hospital, Sokoto, in the last six months.
The hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Abdullahi Gada, announced this on Thursday in Sokoto.
According to Mr. Gada, 200 were screened for the surgeries.
“The operation of the remaining 50 patients will be done as soon as possible,” he said.
Mr. Gada added that some of the patients had been discharged from the hospital.
“The operations were carried out to restoring the patients to normal life as women,” he added.
VVF is a urogenital condition characterised by the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault.
It is caused by childbirth when a prolonged labor presses the unborn child tightly against the pelvis, cutting off blood flow to the vesicovaginal wall. It can also result from violent rape and has become common in some war zones, where rape is used as a weapon against female civilians.
In Nigeria, it has become associated with women who undergo child birth at a very young age.
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