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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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