BRIEFING STARTING SOON: Ending Obstetric Fistula – Maternal Health and Access to Safe Childbirth

Obstetric fistula is a devastating and preventable condition virtually eradicated in the developed world, but persists in regions with scant access to adequate medical care. More than two million women worldwide suffer from obstetric
fistula, which results from prolonged labor when women lack access to skilled medical assistance during childbirth. In recognition of the International Day to End Fistula, I invite you to attend an important briefing about obstetric fistula and how we can
combat it around the world.

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Join the Fight to End Obstetric Fistula

According to the World Health Organization, more than two million women worldwide suffer from obstetric fistula, a devastating and preventable condition which results from prolonged labor without proper medical attention. During delivery, the infant’s head
presses against the woman’s pelvis for so long that the tissue dies and a hole develops between the woman’s vagina and rectum, leaving the woman without control of her bladder or bowels and often resulting in the death of the infant. Sadly, women with obstetric
fistula are subjected to social isolation and face divorce or abandonment by their husbands and families because they are considered “unclean.”

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Join the Fight to End Obstetric Fistula

According to the World Health Organization, more than two million women worldwide suffer from obstetric fistula, a devastating and preventable condition which results from prolonged labor without proper medical attention. During delivery, the infant’s head
presses against the woman’s pelvis for so long that the tissue dies and a hole develops between the woman’s vagina and rectum, leaving the woman without control of her bladder or bowels and often resulting in the death of the infant. Sadly, women with obstetric
fistula are subjected to social isolation and face divorce or abandonment by their husbands and families because they are considered “unclean.”

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Protect a Fair and Accurate Decennial Census! Cosponsor H.R. 5359, the 2020 Census IDEA Act!

Last night, Secretary Ross decided to play politics with the 2020 decennial census by announcing the inclusion of a citizenship question, a move widely expected to drive down response rates amongst immigrant and hard to reach communities while drastically
increasing the cost of the Decennial Census to the taxpayer. I urge you to join me in blocking this decision and protecting the integrity of the census by cosponsoring the 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (IDEA) Act.

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