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PLOS Medicine  2004 

Obstetric Fistula in Ilorin, Nigeria

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0010002

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In this perspective, Andrew Browning of the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa discusses a study on obstetric fistula in Ilorin, Nigeria. The study was originally published in the West African Journal of Medicine [1]. With the journal's permission, we have made a PDF of the full-text article freely available on our website (see Text S1).

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