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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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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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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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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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