Abject poverty and inadequate obstetric care has resulted in debilitating and life threatening childbirths for many women in the developing world. Obstetric fistula, the hole between a women’s birth passage and an internal organ, a condition eradicated in the U.S., affects approximately 2 million women in developing countries.
In the fall of 2005, freelance video journalist Nina Alvarez traveled to Nigeria on an International Reporting Project Fellowship to produce a documentary about women's access to obstetric care.
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