DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20173505

A case of post-partum hemorrhage and sterilization in the developing world

Mark Hughes Crouch

Abstract


A woman delivers a term infant vaginally at a district hospital in Papua New Guinea complicated by a retained placenta, uterine inversion and post-partum hemorrhage. A tubal ligation to protect the life of the mother from possibly fatal complications in future pregnancy is suggested, but the couple's cultural beliefs make this a challenge. This case illustrates the impact of post-partum hemorrhage in a developing world context and cultural issues related to sterilization performed in these settings to protect the life of the mother.


Keywords


Post-partum hemorrhage, Sterilization, Uterine tamponade

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