A Social Worker's Investigation of Childbirth Injured Women in Northern Nigeria investigates Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF), a childbirth injury commonly found among younger adolescent wives in northern Nigeria. Examining the problem from a social worker's perspective, this timely work focuses on VVF as it relates to the social and ecological environment of the affected women. This comprehensive study defines and describes VVF as it manifests itself in Africa, explores the history and epidemiology of the condition and its treatment, and describes the affected women and how their position in society predisposed them to childbirth injury.
Durrenda Nash Onolemhemhen, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Social Work at Wayne State University, School of Social Work, Detroit, Michigan. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she is a specialist in international social work and women's reproductive health. A native Detroiter, she is the author of two books and numerous articles in scholarly journals.
Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 List of Figures Chapter 3 List of Photographs Chapter 4 Preface Chapter 5 Part I: African Women at Rise of VVF Chapter 6 Part II: Life With VVF Chapter 7 References Chapter 8 Index