It is also important to intervene in the underlying factors that increase the risk of obstructed labour. As we said earlier, a major cause of obstructed labour is a small pelvis, which is mostly the result of poor nutrition during childhood persisting into adult life. Thus it is important to improve childhood nutrition through health education, especially for girls, to reduce the risk of prolonged and obstructed labour in later life.

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