Funding for this research was provided by:
Haramaya University (065/2021, 065/2021, 065/2021, 065/2021, 065/2021, 065/2021)
Received: 10 February 2022
Accepted: 27 September 2022
First Online: 23 November 2022
: Ethical clearance was obtained from Institutional Health Research Ethical Review Committee (IHRERC), College of Health and Medical Science, Haramaya University. The study was conducted in accordance with the declaration of Helsinki’s. Informed verbal and written consent were obtained from each study participant (women) for their willingness to be included in the study. Informed consent from parents/legal guardian and assent from them were obtained from study participants whose age younger than 18 years old, and also not attended formal education. The information had kept confidential through questionnaire had coded anonymously. If a woman with obstetric fistula found during data collection, the data collectors would give information and directly link her to health facilities. Permission was obtained from Awi zone Health Department and then Banja District and respective sub-districts’ administration accordingly before conducting participant recruitment for interview. Participant’s information is kept confidential anonymously.
: Not applicable.
: All authors have declared no computing interest.