Obstetric fistulas, with associated bowel and bladder incontinence, are often the result of obstructed labors of young girls living in developing countries. In many cases, they are untreated and victims are ostracized by their families and communities.
Lynn Clark Callister is a Professor Emerita, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. She can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The author declares no conflict of interest.