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Child Marriage Contributes To Uterine Prolapse Incidence In Nepal

The Guardian: Nepalese women suffer stigma and pain of fallen wombs
“…[H]undreds of thousands of Nepalese women suffe[r] from uterine prolapse, a condition where the womb drops into the vagina and, in severe cases, slides out of the body. The disorder is more common among older, post-menopausal women, but the U.N. estimates that in some regions of Nepal almost half of those with the condition develop it before they turn 30. A new generation risk developing uterine prolapse because many women marry and have children at a young age…” (Zelaya/Bickis, 5/7).