Council of Islamic ideology of Pakistan FILLED WITH ISLAMIC IDIOTS makes Obstetric fistula as common disease for young women.. on average 5,000 fistula cases
surface every year in Pakistan’. So on that terrible life of 10, 12, 13 year old girls who gets married to old en as old as 60.,... Zofeen T. Ebrahim writes with a heading Obstetric fistula: Another reason CII is wrong on underage marriage
there CII stand for COUNCIL OF ISLAMIC IDIOTS
let us read a bit of it..
"The CII's response is a blow to all that we have been advocating for years against early marriages," Dr Sajjad Ahmed says.
Dragging the urine bag behind her, Hamida walks up slowly towards the doctor and lays down the chaddar at her feet. With tears trickling down her weather-beaten cheeks, she implores the doctors to make her healthy again.
"It's a very bad disease; a very bad one indeed. I smell all the time. It's taken a toll on my entire family," she says.
There are many like Hamida at Karachi's Koohi Goth Women's Hospital, who are being treated for an injury that occurs during childbirth called obstetric fistula. According to the 15th State Of World's Mothers 2014, launched early this month by Save the Children, Pakistan is among the most perilous places to be a mother, ranked 147th among the 178 countries.
An entirely preventable condition if you ask the international medical community, fistula develops during prolonged labour, when the baby's head puts pressure on the lining of the birth canal and eventually rips through the wall of the rectum and bladder, resulting in urinary or faecal incontinence.Dr Suboohi Mehdi, a surgeon at the Koohi Goth hospital says the lethal combination of "poverty, illiteracy and socio-cultural practices"
has helped the disease to spread...............
The custom of early marriages in society is one of the biggest factors leading to this condition. Mehdi says, When a mere child becomes a mother herself, what do you expect?
"Her bones are weak and the nutrition of the mother-to-be is not taken care of in this male-dominated society.
"Together, with fewer or no health facilities in their areas, the tradition of home deliveries where pregnancy-related complications cannot be diagnosed in time and traditional birth attendants unable to handle such deliveries has resulted in high maternal morbidity and even deaths."
Take Sheherbano for instance who was married off two years back to 27-year old Umaid Ali, when she was just 12. Barely a kid herself, she delivered a healthy baby boy a fortnight back in the village of Choohar Jamali, in Thatta district.
But her condition has cast a pall of gloom over the happy couple....
........Back in 1929, a bill introduced the age of a girl for marriage to be 14 years and in 1965, it was amended to 16 years of age.
Interestingly, the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014, follows hot on the heels of the recent controversial proclamation in March 2014, by the Council of Islamic Ideology's chairperson Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani
who had said: "The laws limiting the age for both the segments of marriage are un-Islamic and needed to be rectified."
Well that is life.....