I’m currently working on an MIT IDEAS competition team, working to solve some women’s health issues in the developing world — namely, to help with community education and surgeon training involved with repairing birth complication-related fistula — and I realize that one of the biggest differences between the general populace in developed nations vs. the developing world, is equal access to information.
This particular problem (obstetric fistula) typically occurs when a girl or woman experiences birth complications from an underdeveloped pelvis — generally by being either too young, or malnourished. Poor access to healthcare usually results in the stillbirth of her baby and a host of health problems for her, including unwanted connections between previously separate compartments of the abdominal cavity — the vagina and the intestines, or bladder, for example, resulting usually not only in incontinence but in ostracism as well.
Fortunately, fistula can generally be repaired with a moderately non-invasive surgery, if only there were more doctors available who could perform the operations — the West no longer trains our own doctors to operate on fistula, as it’s no longer a problem in the developed world. And that’s why we’re working to solve surgeon training.
However, I’ve been reading a number of articles and interviews on the subject, and I’m realizing, that one of the original sources of the problem is this problem with fistula is that there are still women who don’t realize the connection between sex and pregnancy. That’s infuriating! How can this equal distribution of information be approached and solved? 
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/140349.php — the fistula reference that sparked this blog post