About the Authors

L. Lewis Wall

WALLL@wudosis.wustl.edu

Affiliations Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: I am the founder of The Worldwide Fistula Fund, a not-for-profit public charity recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code that supports education, research, public awareness, preventnion and treatment programs in the area of obstetric fistula and I continue to serve as a consultant to that organization.