Nigeria, March 21 -- Women in Borno State , who had lost their dignity and marriages because of Vesico-vaginal Fistula (VVF), are being rehabilitated and helped to return to their husbands, officials have said.

Hundreds of women in the state suffer from VVF, an ailment that has to do with uncontrolled discharge of urine due to the damage of the urinary tract in women.

Medical experts describe fistula or VVF as an abnormal extension track, extending between the bladder (vesica) and vagina, which often allows the continuous, uncontrolled and involuntary discharge of urine into the vagina vault.

Medical experts say early marriage and obstructed labour are the most common causes of VVF.

Women and girls with this ailment are often abandone...