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Title: SOCIO-CULTURAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE PREVALENCE OF VESICO VAGINAL FISTULA AMONG WOMEN OF EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA.
Authors: NSOFOR, JOEL UGOCHUKWU
Keywords: SOCIO-CULTURAL FACTORS, INFLUENCING PREVALENCE, VESICO VAGINAL, FISTULA, WOMEN, EBONYI STATE
Issue Date: Nov-2017
Publisher: None
Citation: None
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Abstract: This research work was designed to identify socio-cultural factors influencing the prevalence of vesico-vaginal fistula among women of Ebonyi State. The main goal of the study is to examine the socio-cultural factors influencing vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) among women of Ebonyi State; specific objectives include to assess the prevalence of VVF among women of Ebonyi State, examine the socio-cultural factors influencing the prevalence of vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF), assess the social implication of vesico vaginal fistula, assess the management strategies of vesico-vaginal fistula among women of Ebonyi State and suggest ways of solving the problem of vesico-vaginal fistula. The methodology adopted for the work includes the adoption of descriptive survey design as the study is all about information gathering, key informants were used to gather data for the study. The key informants include ten medical and health workers and six women, youth and community leaders. 381 respondents were used for the analysis and discussion. The study discovered that indeed there are socio-cultural factors that influence the prevalence of VVF among women of Ebonyi State as the responses of the respondents affirmed to this. The study discovered that some of the socio-cultural factors that influence the prevalence of VVF among women of Ebonyi state are; Early marriage, female circumcision and lack of medical care. Among the findings are that, there is a general belief among the people that female are not suppose to see their first menstrual period in their fathers house, this should be observed in their husband’s house and as such early marriage which is a contributory factor to VVF is encouraged. The study recommends that government at federal, state and local levels should take the responsibility of the treatment of VVF patients, adopt appropriate laws, discourage all obnoxious cultural practices that limit the chances of survival of women, creation of job opportunities for women, especially those in the rural areas, as some of the solutions to the problem. Others are abolition of early marriage and the need for the government of Ebonyi state to improve on maternal and child health around the state. It is believed that if these recommendations are well implemented, it will go a long way to reduce the prevalence of VVF among women of Ebonyi state and will open a new road map to improve health care for women in the state.
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/301
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