Tag Archive: childbirth

Dec 13

Obstetric Fistula: an eradicable blight on women’s lives. Let’s end it.

  UNFPA campaign to end obstetric fistula invites you to change the world.

Dec 01

Maternal Mortality in Niger & Fashion International de la Mode Africaine 2011

Fashion Internationale de la Mode Africaine FIMA 2011 It was a pleasure to return to Niamey, Niger, this trip by far the most fashionable, sponsored by internationally renowned designer Alphadi and his innovative wife Kadidja, along with United States Ambassador Bisa Williams and the First Lady of Niger, colleague Dr Malika Issoufou Mahamadou. Promoting health and wellness …

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Jun 30

Bulging Rectum: Rectocele Facts

Understanding Rectocele, Levatorplasty and Site-specific Rectocele surgery techniques You may be unacquainted with the term “rectocele,” but for almost 19% of women, the condition is all too familiar! In a normal female pelvis, the rectum rests behind the vagina. The two are separated by a thin wall of fibrous tissue called fascia. When the fascia …

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Nov 29

Kidogo Kidogo, fixing uterine prolapse in an incubator of extremis called the DRC

It’s not easy being a girl. I’m  here in DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) where I and my American colleagues usually help the Panzi Hospital gyn and fistula surgeons fix fistulas and figure out ways to deal with less than perfect fistula repair results or how best to care for the “unfixables” – women with …

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Nov 25

The Step-Sisters of Fistula – Minimally Invasive Uterine Resuspension- Hysteropexy C’est Arrive au DR Congo.

NOV 23, 2010 (c) L Romanzi 2010 The Step-Sisters of Fistula – Minimally Invasive Uterine Resuspension- Hysteropexy C’est Arrive au DR Congo. It is difficult to express how impressed I am during each and every Harvard Humanitarian Initiative mission (www.hhi.harvard.edu) by the  skilled, motivated, and wise  pelvic floor – fistula surgeons at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, …

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Jul 04

Dr R Talks About Prolapse, Part 1

(C) Lauri Romanzi, 2010 Pelvic organ prolapse, the medical term for vaginal bulges caused by damage to the connective tissues supporting the organs above and around the vagina (the uterus, bladder, rectum and vaginal opening), is a silent epidemic affecting women worldwide. Common terms include dropped bladder, dropped uterus, rectocele and vaginal laxity. Recent estimates …

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Jun 20

Vaginal Rejuvenation Defined

(c) Lauri Romanzi 2010 Vaginal rejuvention, a mystical term with many facets, new darling of cosmetic surgery and battle cry of the “anti-medicalization of female sexuality” crusade, is a marketing term with no formal medical definition, this despite the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007 Clinical Practices Bulletin on the topic that was rife …

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May 02

Plumbing and Renovations reader reviews- every girl’s guide to the real deal on prolapse, incontinence, Kegels, avoiding hysterectomy and techniques of uterine resuspension

Plumbing and Renovations was written to demystify prolapse and incontinence. For starters, if you have prolapse, you do NOT need a hysterectomy, even if your uterus (take the kids out of the room) is hitting your knees. A few reviews from readers: 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 …

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Aug 18

Fistula Repair in Africa; one surgeon’s experience

(c) 2007, Urogynics, PLLC It was my second voyage as a volunteer fistula surgeon to the landlocked desert country of Niger. The flight to Niger takes 5 hours from Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, a labrynthe of terminals connected by shuttle buses. And here the tribal excursion begins, standing on line, all of us …

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