One of the worst things that can happen to a woman or girl around the world is a fistula, an internal injury caused by childbirth (or occasionally by rape) that leaves her incontinent, humiliated and sometimes stinking. Victims are the lepers of the 21st century, and although the condition is almost entirely preventable, it is suffered by hundreds of thousands of women worldwide.

Read more at: The World’s Modern-Day Lepers: Women With Fistulas – The New York Times

One million women in this world suffer from untreated obstetric fistula and for every woman that gets treatment, at least 50 go  without.  Donate to the Fistula Foundation. Act Now