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Fistula on PBS Religion & Ethics

The Hamlin Fistula Hospital, which we’ve written about on the blog before, was featured recently on PBS’ Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. The piece includes an interview with EngenderHealth’s Dr. Yetnayet Asfaw who discusses some of the challenges addressing fistula and women’s health in general:

Eight-four percent [of Ethiopians] live in the rural population, so the majority are rural women, and for rural women the issues are many. Women don’t have access to education. There are also several cultural issues, such as harmful traditional practices. Female genital mutilation is one, early marriage is another.

The full video and transcript are available here.

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