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Washington University in St. Louis

1. Heller, Alison. Interrogating the Superlative Sufferer: Experiencing Obstetric Fistula and Treatment Seeking in Niger.

Degree: PhD, Anthropology, 2015, Washington University in St. Louis

Niger is considered the poorest country in the world and has the world’s highest total fertility rate. This confluence of extreme poverty and pronatalism (in principle and in practice) situates Niger as a prime site for exploring maternal morbidities, particularly experiences of obstetric fistula, a birthing injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that results in chronic incontinence of urine and/or feces. This fieldwork was carried out over the course of one year (in addition to two summers) at four fistula centers with one hundred women with fistula as well as thirty-eight family members, husbands, and fistula professionals. In this dissertation I complicate concepts of stigma often tied to the condition, tease out notions of surgical success, explore unintended consequences of humanitarian intervention, and examine how fistula fits into local notions of the body and local structures of caretaking and support in times of illness. This research focuses on how women with fistula experience their condition and treatment seeking and how both their experiences with fistula and their quest for normalcy reconfigure their social and marital lives and their identities of self.  Advisors/Committee Members: Shanti Parikh, Glenn Stone, Leonard Lewis Wall, Rebecca Lester, Bret Gustafson, Jean Allman, Paul Stoller.

Subjects/Keywords: Humanitarianism, Medical Anthropology, Niger, Obstetric Fistula, Reproductive Health, Stigma; Anthropology

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APA (6th Edition):

Heller, A. (2015). Interrogating the Superlative Sufferer: Experiencing Obstetric Fistula and Treatment Seeking in Niger. (Doctoral Dissertation). Washington University in St. Louis. Retrieved from https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/art_sci_etds/580

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Heller, Alison. “Interrogating the Superlative Sufferer: Experiencing Obstetric Fistula and Treatment Seeking in Niger.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, Washington University in St. Louis. Accessed April 17, 2021. https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/art_sci_etds/580.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Heller, Alison. “Interrogating the Superlative Sufferer: Experiencing Obstetric Fistula and Treatment Seeking in Niger.” 2015. Web. 17 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Heller A. Interrogating the Superlative Sufferer: Experiencing Obstetric Fistula and Treatment Seeking in Niger. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Washington University in St. Louis; 2015. [cited 2021 Apr 17]. Available from: https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/art_sci_etds/580.

Council of Science Editors:

Heller A. Interrogating the Superlative Sufferer: Experiencing Obstetric Fistula and Treatment Seeking in Niger. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Washington University in St. Louis; 2015. Available from: https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/art_sci_etds/580

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