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Describing Internalized and Enacted Stigma Experienced by Women Living with Fistula in Moshi, Tanzania


2015-05-17 16:45:50 - 2015-08-16 16:45:50

Project Objectives

This study will attempt to address the gap in knowledge with regards to the stigma associated with fistula, by measuring and describing the impact of both enacted and internalized stigma on fistula patients. Additionally, this study will examine various predictors of internalized stigma. It is hoped that via this work specific and efficient interventions can be designed that would serve to mitigate the suffering of women living with obstetric fistula and address the stigma-related barriers for accessing surgical repair and allow for reintegration into their homes following surgery.

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