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The Vulnerable Female Body: “Putting Back the Damaged Parts”

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

Dr. Lauri Romanzi operates on women in developing countries who have suffered pelvic-organ injuries—many of them through obstructed childbirth. Some of her patients "have suffered so greatly at the hands of their communities," she notes, "that even if they’re returned to fully normal function, they often don’t want to go back to their village."

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The Vulnerable Female Body: “Putting Back the Damaged Parts”

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

Dr. Lauri Romanzi operates on women in developing countries who have suffered pelvic-organ injuries—many of them through obstructed childbirth. Some of her patients "have suffered so greatly at the hands of their communities," she notes, "that even if they’re returned to fully normal function, they often don’t want to go back to their village."

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WOMANPOWER 2013

By Women's Voices For Change
It is our mission—and pleasure—to celebrate women who are flourishing in the second half of life. For a start-of-the-year dose of inspiration, we offer WVFC’s 2013 profiles of women who impress us—“Women Who’ve Made a Difference.”
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Notes from Resilient Rwanda

By Lauri Romanzi, M.D.
By Lauri Romanzi, M.D.

This is not the Kigali of the genocide. I repeat, NOT the Kigali of the genocide. Rwandans, demonstrating unfathomable resilience, have restored the country to its organized, dynamic, industrious ways of being many years ago.

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Postcard from Africa: Have Buddha, Will Travel

By Lauri Romanzi, M.D.
By Lauri Romanzi, M.D.

What do you tell an 18-year-old virgin with uterine prolapse? “We’ll take out your uterus”? That’s crazy. “Here, use this pessary, it’ll hold it all inside and you take it out for sex”? Equally crazy. In remote villages in the Democratic Republic on Congo, that choice guarantees that she’ll never marry, never bear children, never live the life she’s planned the whole time she’s been living.

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If Men Had to Go Through Labor . . .

By Lauri Romanzi, M.D.
By Lauri Romanzi, M.D.

"I just finished watching a video of two educated, middle-class American men hooked up to machines that simulate the contractions of childbirth. The experience transformed them.. But these men survived this simulated childbirth for one . . . whole . . . hour. What if these two daredevils tried to simulate the (days-long) obstructed childbirths endured by women in developing countries?"

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The Wednesday Five

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday Five: the Women Deliver Conference on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women opens; Congress passes bill that allows WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery; the women of Fast Company's list of the most creative people in business; Hoda Kotb offers valuable life lessons at her commencement speech to Tulane University's class of 2016; and the all-female Shakespeare production of 'Taming the Shrew' goes live this summer.
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