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Pregnancy assessed by a midwife during an antenatal home visit.
10 April, 2018 THAPANGTHONG, Lao People’s Democratic Republic – “Just lie still and relax. Breathe slowly,” midwife Khoun Keobouttavong told Out, 30. Out was laying on the floor of her small stilt house in the southern Thapangthong District of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Ms. Keobouttavong pressed a...
Merhawit Mezgebe says members of her girls' club are helping to stamp out child marriage. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
8 February, 2018 KOLLA TEMBEIN, Ethiopia – Not long ago, the sight of a 10-year-old bride was a common occurrence in Ethiopia’s Kolla Tembein District, said Daniel Hagos, the district’s chief administrator.  But the community’s women and girls are mobilizing to change things – and they are seeing enormous success...
21 December, 2017 Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe - Nyasha Musandu (name changed to protect identity) was just 12 years old when she was forced into child marriage three years ago. At 13 she fell pregnant, suffering a still birth and double fistula; a debilitating condition caused by a four-day labour rendering her completely...

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Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia
Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia